We at GGP are very proud to partner with some incredible organizations, producing goods and spreading important messages around the globe. One of our favorite partnerships is with The Dream Builders Project, a Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to fighting social issues such as trafficking, child abuse, and homelessness.
The Dream Builders Project was founded in 2003 with the goal of making a positive difference and giving back to the community. In addition to supporting their own projects, Dream Builders works with other charities and organizations to help grow and develop worthy causes.
So how does GGP come in? Through fashion, of course. Together with Dream Builders we developed the Not For Sale bracelet, a custom, handmade accessory that spreads awareness and raises funds for the DBP’s Anti-Human Trafficking Campaign, #ActAgainstHT. 100% of all proceeds generated by bracelet sales are directly donated to Not for Sale, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing safety and stability for victims, empowering them with life skills and job training, and creating a future free from slavery.
Although sex trafficking is a more widely talked about issue, labor trafficking is actually a much more prevalent crime, and rampant in the fashion industry. Workers face injustices such as lack of food and water, minuscule pay, dangerous working conditions, passport with-holding, and more serious situations such as kidnapping. To ensure that your clothes and other mass-produced products have been made by humanely treated workers, check to make sure that the companies you purchase from follow fair trade and ethical fashion practices. At Global Goods Partners, we make sure all our artisans have safe, healthy working environments and fair pay - and most importantly, choice in the matter.
You can support the Dream Builders Project and the fight against human trafficking by purchasing a Not For Sale bracelet here, and purchasing fair trade, ethically made goods from enterprises such as GGP.
(all images are from the Dream Builders instagram, @dbpla)