Free, Loved, Radiant for the Holidays! *Plus Ethical Shopping Tips*
Gift-giving tells a lot about the person giving the gift. It also says a lot about the person receiving the gift. At Stop Traffick Fashion, our products also tell the story of the women who created them. Our t-shirts, bags, and jewelry are all made by women who are survivors of human trafficking or who are at risk of being trafficked. While their pasts are heartbreaking and uncertain, a quick look around our shop will show you that their present and future are anything but: “I am free. I am loved. I am radiant.” Share their voices of hope withRead more
Which Apparel Companies Make Ethical Fashion?
Free2work has compiled a comprehensive report on supply chain ethics in the apparel industry. It’s an impressive and useful document that can help you make more confident decisions in your holiday shopping. Below is more about the report. And a sample of one of the data charts—this chart is an overview; there are more specific ones for each topic. I love how the charts can give me a quick sense of how well a company’s efforts match my commitment to ethical fashion. Free2Work grades are an indication of the extent to which companies have traced their suppliers and established managementRead more
Ethical Fashion for Changing Seasons
As summer winds down (sorry for the post-Labor Day buzz-kill), it’s time to start sprucing your fall wardrobe. It’s easy to head straight to the mall and buys something new to get yourself excited about sweater weather. But before you do, make sure you’re putting ethical fashion first. 1. Check out our ethical fashion page to remind yourself how powerful your choices are. 2. Shop Stop Traffick Fashion and the other ethical fashion providers on our list. 3. Download Free2Work’s app to help you make educated choices even when truly ethical merchandise isn’t available. 4. Remember: deals that are tooRead more
Money: The Driving Force Behind Human Trafficking
There are many ways to define human trafficking. It’s an international crime. It’s an affront to human dignity. It’s also a huge business. This last view is particularly helpful for two reasons: 1. Money is what traffickers are focused on. 2. We’re all consumers so we can all help. Here’s just how big the business is: The United Nations estimates unlawful sex trafficking generates approximately $5,000,000,000 a year in revenues. The trafficking industry as a whole generates about $32 billion each year. About $15.5 billion is made in industrialized countries and $9.7 billion in Asia. Each forced laborer generates anRead more