Monday, October 31, 2011

Nomi Network’s Fashion Corner: T-Shirt Love

As responsible consumers, we have to the question where our goods come from and who makes them. Often we may not be aware that many of the items we use daily are made by slaves or through forced labor practices. Nomi Network understands the integral role fashion plays in seeking sustainable solutions to end human trafficking. That’s why we love seeing the high-end global retailer, All Saints Spitalfields, joining the movement to end slavery. Partnering with Not For Sale, a fellow anti-trafficking non-profit, All Saints launched a capsule T-shirt collection during this year’s London Fashion Week.

Similar to Nomi Network’s mission, Not For Sale and All Saints aim to put an end to human trafficking, and with this effort focuses on forced labor. All Saints is promoting Not For Sale’s vision by working directly with factory owners and workers who produce these shirts, educating them about human trafficking and sharing in a dialogue with them about the importance of what they are doing.

Through this collaboration All Saints demonstrates the power of sending a message through fashion. Proceeds from the line will benefit Not For Sale’s efforts to end human trafficking around the globe and the collection will be sold online and in their retail stores.We are hopeful that this unique collaboration will spur on global efforts to infuse social activism into the fashion industry inspiring us all to find creative outlets to strengthen the movement to end slavery.

http://www.us.allsaints.com/not_for_sale/

Sachiko Pettit

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