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Every year in January, we observe National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. (Thanks President Obama!)

All people deserve the most basic rights of freedom, dignity, and justice. It may be hard to see from your own backyard, but human trafficking still thrives in our world today. In the capital city of Addis Ababa alone, it’s estimated that there are over 150,000 women involved in the commercial sex industry.

Thanks to some really awesome brands working with those who have escaped human trafficking or are finding a way out, victims rights are being restored! Women are provided with job opportunities and are educated in life skills so they can provide for their families. With a positive income comes a renewed sense of hope and confidence allowing them to take back their lives.

It’s easy to feel like we can’t possibly make a difference. But, when the proceeds from your purchases go directly to help these initiatives, you are a part of the movement! Check out these brands on LatchCo that give YOU the power to make an impact.

1. Elegantees

Who They Help: Elegantees employees women in Nepal that have overcome a life of human trafficking. Each item has a hang tag that is signed by the woman who made it so you know who’s life you’ve impacted.

Our Favorite Piece: Stephanie Cardigan

 

2. Parker Clay

Who They Help: With each product, Parker Clay partners with the Ethiopian non-profit Women at Risk in giving back to help more women in Ethiopia escape the commercial sex industry. Woman at Risk has been helping women in Ethiopia for over 18 years through rehabilitation, counseling, and skills training.

Our Favorite Piece: Hairbands - Set of 2

 

3. Brave Collection

Who They Help: At Brave Collection, each piece of jewelry is carved and woven by hand in Cambodia using traditional metalwork techniques. Their goal is to provide job opportunities to talented artisans, exposing them to a global customer and collaborating creatively. Additionally, 10% of their profits are donated to fight human trafficking in Cambodia.

Our Favorite Piece: Berry Brass Bracelet

 

4. CAUSEGEAR

Who They Help: The CAUSEGEAR “MADE BY FREE WOMEN” project is being built on the success of the 5X JOBS MODEL in Kolkata India to provide freedom to the estimated 20,000 women trapped in a life of disease and despair. CAUSEGEAR crafters can make quality, custom gear for your business needs including: t-shirts, lab coats, uniforms, aprons, scrubs, and bags. Their mission - #ForHumanJustice 

Our Favorite Piece: Leather Messenger Bag

 

 

Bethany Nicole Taylor
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