STF featured for Ethical Fashion in Her Cincinnati Magazine
Want to learn more about ethical fashion? Check out the latest article featuring Stop Traffick Fashion in Her Cincinnati magazine. The article does a great job highlighting STF’s work and our focus on ethical fashion that empower survivors of human trafficking. Here are a few excerpts. You can read the full article below or on the Her Cincinnati website. “[Ethical Fashion] could encompass anything from what the product is made from — whether it exploits animals or the environment — all the way to who it’s made by,” says Hill. “To produce clothing so cheaply, you can’t be payingRead more
Summer Home Party Special
Have you been looking for the perfect time to host a Stop Traffick Fashion home party? Now is the time! We’ve just launched our new collection, Colors of Freedom, and we’re having a special promotion. Book your summer party before July 4th and save 35% off your own order if your party sells $400 or more. We’ll send you a kit with everything you need to host the party, including information about human trafficking, Stop Traffick Fashion, and tips for a great party.
Everyday Abolistionist: Nicole at Lusso Bags
Everyday Abolitionist is a recurring feature on the blog where we’ll hear firsthand from someone using their skills, talents, and opportunities to fight trafficking. This time around we have Nicole who is the founder of Lusso Bags. (Check out the Mrs. Bird Shoe and Accessory Bag in the STF Shop.) How did you first find out about human trafficking? My cousin told me about her trip to India where she visited a couple of social enterprises that enabled women to leave the sex trade and work as seamstresses. What is it about the issue of trafficking that compelled youRead more
Keep Girls Home for Christmas
Check out this blog post from Freeset this fall. It’s tough to face the heartbreak, but let the heartbreak fuel your resolve to the goal—no more trafficking. Ending trafficking keeps young girls safe at home—for the holidays and always. Shopping fair trade helps families have options and prevents the desperation and despair of poverty that helps fuel trafficking.
A Different Kind of Hustle & Bustle
By this point in December, many of you are probably starting to get worn out. Between parties and the mall, life just gets tiring. While most of us could use a bit of downtime, it’s important to remember that being busy doesn’t always mean being frantic and stressed out. Here’s a look at the busy world of 31Bits in Uganda. It’s a place where action brings life and joy. Here’s a bit more about their programs. The women of 31Bits encourage me to find ways to ditch the stress by remaining active in life-changing work.
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
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
Reclaiming History and Cambodia
Read previous posts about Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge. Last week we looked at some information about the Khmer Rouge and the devastation the remains in Cambodia because of the genocide the Khmer Rouge carried out. If you’re like most Americans, all or part of that information came as a shock to you. As I researched, even knowing some of about the topic beforehand, I thought, This is huge. How on earth did this happen so close to my lifetime, without me having heard about it. It shocks me and makes me outraged at the lack of 20th century worldRead more
Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge
Read last week’s post about Cambodia. The Khmer Rouge was a communist regime that ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. The leader, Pol Pot, left a legacy of genocide and famine. It was one of the most lethal regimes of the 20th century. Cambodia is still recovering from the damage it caused. According to HumanTrafficking.org, “The International Labour Organization argues that the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge regime is still felt both psychologically and economically and plays a direct role in labor and sexual exploitation arising from ill-prepared migration. The upheavals caused by the conflict and lack of opportunitiesRead more
Everyday Abolitionist: Lauren Ziegler
Everyday Abolitionist is a recurring feature on the blog where we’ll hear firsthand from someone using their skills, talents, and opportunities to fight trafficking. This time around we have Lauren Ziegler. She traveled to Cambodia with Emily last year to see the work that Hagar International and other groups do there. How did you find out about human trafficking? What did you know about it before you went to Cambodia? I’ve always known about human trafficking from growing up learning about different atrocities, but having worked with Emily, my awareness of trafficking and its prevalence grew. I knew that itRead more