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Fashion Revolution Week is the world’s largest fashion movement calling for a fairer, safer, cleaner, and more transparent fashion industry across the globe. This week is about changing the fashion industry. It’s about ending human rights violations and seeing these workers as individuals first. This revolution starts with each one of us.
Over 75 million people work to make our clothes, and 80% of those workers are women between the ages of 18-35. Many millions of whom work in harsh environments like sweatshops, not earning enough to provide for their families, despite working 12-14 hours a day/6-7 days per week.
Change can happen when consumers stop the demand that perpetuates these conditions. When we, as consumers, realize every product we purchase is casting a vote for the kind of world we choose to live in, and start to care about the impact those choices create, change is within reach.
Trades of Hope is proud to be “Slow Fashion.” We empower our artisans with safe working environments and living wages. We invest in their well being, in their health, and in the sustainability of their communities. We pay our artisans their asking price, up front.
There are so many others out there in need of the same opportunities you've been able to give these artisans. You can help tell their stories, let others feel the heart you have for this mission, and don't be afraid to tell them of the lives changed because YOU are helping. When you shop, host, or join as a Compassionate Entrepreneur, you can take pride in knowing you can be a blessing to that family in Bangladesh, that expectant mom in Uganda, the young woman trying to flee brothels in Asia. Together, we can give them the assurance they all matter.