Today marks the anniversary of the devastating Rana Plaza factory disaster in Bangladesh.
This tragic event drew the world's attention to the hidden injustice and exploitation which takes place within the fashion industry.
This terrible event and the persistent campaigning by activists has led to a shift in business attitudes towards taking responsibility for the conditions of workers who make their products.
Attitudes are changing within the fashion industry, but there is still so much more to be done.
This is where we need you!
In the Tamil Nadu region of India alone, we know that over 200,000 women and girls continue to be deceived, trafficked and exploited in cotton spinning, dying and weaving mills.
The cotton produced within these mills is sold to fashion businesses all over the world.
"Cotton made by these trafficked young women and girls may be in the t-shirt I am wearing today.
It may be in the clothes in your wardrobe at home.
At the moment we don't know.
But we can change this.
As consumers we have a powerful voice, we can use it to urge companies to change their behaviour so that they can tell us that the clothes we are buying are Traffik-Free."
Ruth Dearnley, CEO of STOP THE TRAFFIK
What can you do?
Host a fashion event in your community and invite your friends and family to join the Make Fashion Traffik Free campaign.
We have developed a fantastic new Clothes Swap resource pack which contains everything you need to host a fun fashion event.
A clothes swap is a great way to combine a love for fashion with a passion for a traffik free world.
Check out the resources now.
To find out more about the campaign check out the resources below.
Kate Dangerfield, Communications Coordinator STOP THE TRAFFIK
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Download your CLOTHES SWAPPERS GUIDE
Order your campaign postcards
Click here to order your postcards now.
There is a small charge for postcards which goes towards printing,
postage and packaging. Alternatively you can download the Make Fashion
Traffik-Free letter for free.
Find out more
more about the human trafficking scheme called Sumangali and what we're
asking brands and retailers to do and why. Check out our campaign
infographic, read the Make Fashion Traffik-Free Report, and print off
eye-catching posters to get others involved.
Are you a fashion victim? Watch the Make Fashion Traffik-Free clip and share with others on social media to help raise awareness about the real #fashionvictims.
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|Check out our new live and interactive resource to help connect communities against trafficking
+ Mark your own and view other's campaign activities
+ Find events to attend around the world
+ Start conversations (must be part of a group)
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|Here you will find resources and clothing to help you campaign such as hoodies, t-shirts, our book, stickers, badges and bags.
We also have links to other ethical stores who donate a percentage of their sales to us. All profits fund our ongoing work against trafficking.
Browse what we have for sale
have brought together all of our resources in one place. You will find
everything from how to safely run an event, to template letters and even
lots of videos to download and show people. |
This will grow over time with both our own and community submitted resources.
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