Swap or buy, and learn to play your part in making fashion free from human trafficking.
When did you last purchase a new item of clothing? Did you at the same time discard one item already in your wardrobe? Maybe you think they are too good to give away, but you know you may never wear them again.
Did you know that a young girl of 14 may have been trafficked to make your cotton shirt? She may have been physically, emotionally and sexually abused and forced to work often up to 12 hours a day, 6 days a week or more without the compensation she was promised. Once recruited, she may have found herself trapped within a factory for up to five years. Two out of three of these girls never receive the promised lump-sum payment.
We don’t know if someone who has been trafficked has made the clothes we wear. Throughout the supply chain of a garment, workers are physically, emotionally and sexually harmed and abused. Stop the Traffik is a global movement fighting to prevent, protect and prosecute on behalf of trafficked people all around the world.
You can help raise funds for Stop the Traffik by joining the team to organise our next Fashion Swap. For more information, email: email@example.com