Hey peeps! I'm excited to share with you about the third big project I have going on.
How often do you look at the tags of the adorable things hanging in your closet or peppering your home? For me, not that often. And let's be honest, If it doesn't have a great font, I'll probably never notice it. And when I do see a country listed, I rarely have a concept of what occurred to make the adorable thing.
Here's the thing. I love adorable things. Clothes. Kitchen gadgets. Decor. Kate Spade. Sheath dresses. Organizer bins. Pretty journals. Shoes! Absolutely everything at Anthropologie. But, I don't want to cause someone hardship for producing such an item.
Recently I began reading a book, Factory Girls, on the recommendation of my super-wise & legit friend Madeline. It has gripped me with the trials & perils of young women in China & Asia moving to factory cities to work for hours & days on end. They weigh & consider factories the way I weighed & considered colleges. Certain towns have better options or more pay. Certain factories allow workers to keep more of their earnings. Overwhelmingly these factories are filled with young women. The conditions vary but the hours are brutal, the girls live in cramped bunk style dorms and are often fired & turned out when they become pregnant.
Echoing the work I did & continue to support in Haiti four years ago, an opportunity has presented itself to look into how we, as people, get work done.
My friend Tiffany invited me to travel to Cambodia with to help smaller fair trade businesses & work with people on creating tangible economic freedom from sweatshops. Here's a video with more details:
Friends, it takes resources to pull this off. You can support this trip financially (tax deductible) here: