STF featured on The Lusso Report
Lusso Bags was founded by Nicole to help empower women in Kolkata, India. Their Mrs. Bird Shoe & Accessory Bag is a personal favorite of mine and the perfect gift or travel accessory. The Lusso Report is their blog featuring stories and tips for travel, fashion and socially conscious living. Today they featured an interview with me – thanks guys! Check it out to see some of my favorite things and learn more about STF. Here are a few of their questions and my answers. Q: Why do you care about human trafficking issues? A: I don’t see how someone canRead more
Dhanyabad! Ar Kun! Khawp Khun! Asante! Thank You!
Thanks for fighting trafficking with STF this year! In this season of thankfulness and family, don’t forget the men, women, and children around the world whose lives have been changed because of everyday abolitionists like you. Thanks to you, not only did we have a direct impact on survivors’ lives by empowering them with safe jobs, fair wages and other benefits, we were also able to make donations to Hagar International and Freeset.
STF Style Files: Holiday Gift Guide
And don’t worry, there’s plenty more where this stuff came from! Stop Traffick has the perfect gift for everyone from a special someone to friends! Be sure to shop for more in the online store and fill your cart with some good for everyone on your shopping list!
Play Fair This Christmas
Here at STF, we talk about fair trade a lot. (You might even get tired of hearing it.) But during the consumer holiday season, fair trade changes life for hardworking families around the world and adds meaning to the gifts you give. Plus, it’s just darn good stuff. Here are some tips as you seek to make your season as ethical as possible. Commit to Buy Fair Trade You likely won’t be able to make all your gifts fair trade—and that’s okay—but challenge yourself to find fair trade options as much as possible. Does your mom want a scarf? FindRead more
A Positive Step For Nestle
According to NPR, Nestle has hired the Fair Labor Association to send independent assessors into the Ivory Coast and map their coca supply chain. This is a great first step for Nestle to address child labor and slave labor in the chocolate industry. Thanks Nestle!
A Truly Joyful Christmas
Sometimes the joy of Christmas giving gets overwhelmed by the rote routine of gathering wish lists, the mind-numbing shuffle through the mall, and an uncomfortably tight ball-and-chain budget. Bring the JOY back to Christmas giving by bringing joy to the lives of trafficking survivors. When you Christmas shop with Stop Traffick Fashion, you get the joy of finding just the right gifts from our selection of top-quality, beautiful products—and your friends and family get the joy of receiving them. On top of that, you get the greater satisfaction of knowing your purchase isn’t just feeding the grinding mill of consumerism—it’sRead more
How Many Slaves Work For You?
“How many slaves work for you?” The question might be startling to you, but there’s no doubt you have slaves working for you. They might not be in your house or in your back yard, but they exist all around the world in the supply chain of products you buy. Call + Response just released a new website and app called Slavery Footprint. The opening page tells a little bit about your possible misconceptions about the end of slavery and why you still have slaves in your supply chain. Then you can take a survey about your lifestyle and productsRead more
STF Style Files – Layer Up!
Temperatures are dipping and its time to layer on the fun! Try pairing a sleek pair of skinny denim with your favorite Stop Traffick T-shirt, I like the simple Freedom Tee. To spice things up, try mixing patterns with outerwear and accessories. Keep the look cohesive by sticking to a similar color palate. This floral print jacket accessorized with a color blocked pump and geometric print scarf all in the same color story bring a fun and modern look to a simple jeans and T look. Add simple jewelry, like the Pop Art Earrings and toss in a fun bagRead more
STF + DVF
A friend and big STF supporter, Napoleon Maddox was recently the Musical Director for the launch of Diane von Furstenberg’s recent perfume launch in Paris. He used that opportunity to rock his “I am an Abolitonist” tee and tell her about STF!
Give Hope to Cambodia Through Hagar International
Read previous posts about Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge, and what everyday abolitionist can do to help heal Cambodia. Our partner organization Hagar International works extensively with exploited women and children in Cambodia. Here’s how their website summarizes the conditions of Cambodia and the work they do there: Today, most Cambodians live in extreme poverty, with more than 77 percent of the population earning less than $2 a day. Women and children disproportionately bear the burden of intermittent employment and limited access to health and education services. Sexual and domestic violence are also realities within Cambodian society. Extreme poverty, low levelsRead more