As an environmentally conscious human, I care deeply about the health of all life on our planet. In my work as an eco clothing designer, my business is focused on creating clothing, accessories, and home decor using organic, sustainable, and upcycled materials with ethical production methods.
In support of Dressember, a global movement to stop human trafficking, I'm joining a group of women and men committed to ending human trafficking, the global sex trade, and slavery worldwide.The requirement as a fundraiser is a commitment to wear a dress every day in December to raise awareness and money for this incredible global movement.
I joined the team Freedom Fashion last year and loved the support and enthusiasm of being in a group to fundraise for this important cause. Dressember also appeals to me me personally because I'm in the fashion business. Ethical companies are held to a very high standard, but that is not the case in the trillion dollar fast fashion business. Most often fast fashion factories are based in China, Cambodia, India or Bangladesh. Garment and textile workers work in dire and unsafe conditions for pennies a day and are denied basic human rights. Many are also part of the slave/sex trade.
I feel its my mission to inspire people to care about how their clothing is made and the impact fast fashion has on the environment and human life. For this reason I feel that it is important personally for me to be part of this movement to fight against modern day slavery and sex trafficking. I feel that together we can help to keep each other safe from harm and also to help to rescue and rehabilitate survivors of this vicious industry.
Our Dressember team name is Freedom Fashion, and my personal fundraising donation and information link is here. All donations are tax deductible.
Part of my fundraising efforts are through sales on my website. I'll donate 20% of purchases by customers using the code #Dressember through the month of December.
From aiding in the funding of a rescue operation, supplying immediate urgent needs of the victims, to aftercare counseling and support, the cost of rescue and aftercare is as staggering as the number of victims which today is set at 30 million people worldwide.
See Ceo and founder Blythe Hill as she shares her story on how wearing a dress can change the world on this link.
“Something that started as a simple idea became a global movement that created a pathway for not just me, but thousands of women to put a stop to one of the greatest injustices of our time. ”
— Blythe hill, ceo + founder