Fashion Hope-Hope for Change
Fashion Hope was launched in May 2011 by Marc Palmer. Marc’s dream is to incorporate fashion as a vehicle to combat Human Trafficking and help change the world.
According to Wikipedia Human trafficking is the trade in humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced slavery, forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or other third parties.
About Fashion Hope
Fashion Hope concentrated on awareness projects for it’s first three years of existence. Fashion Hope has now partnered with reputable charities that help to rescue and rehabilitate survivors of human trafficking. To take this one step further Marc has involved fashion press, designers, local boutiques and other industry experts.
By partnering with those who are involved in the fashion world, rehabilitated survivors of human trafficking are given opportunities to make a living in their country in an ethical manner. Fashion Hope partners with designers to produce their lines with a factory that not only is manufacturing ethically but is able to offer a better life for the survivors. In doing this they attempt to engage and educate a large number of people the real truths of human trafficking, the greatest human rights atrocity of our time.
The organization is always actively attempting to partner with organizations who share the same passion for social justice. Attending the major fashion events each year helps to spread awareness of the cause and the organizations passion for a change. Fashion Hope attends major fashion events such as New York Fashion Week, Toronto Fashion Week, STYLE Fashion Week, LA, The Oscar’s, The Emmy’s as well as many more major event each year.
Why Fashion Hope
“Fashion is about freedom of expression and personality while also bolstering self-confidence and esteem. It is a natural fit for the fashion industry to therefore reach out to those who don’t enjoy such freedoms – who are broken, suffering and living a life of shame not of their own choosing. The fashion industry is also well placed to set an example by supporting fair trade supply chains, literally freeing people from slavery around the world. FASHION can indeed provide HOPE.” – Paul Myhill
Fashion Hope commitment to rescuing and rehabilitating Human Trafficking victims through fashion is defiantly Hope for Change.