WASHINGTON, September 24, 2019 (Newswire.com) – 522 Productions is proud to announce Free the Slaves as the winner of the nonprofit video contest, launched in July 2019. 522 Productions is an award-winning video production company committed to driving social change through the videos they create. As the organization celebrates their 15-year anniversary, they launched their inaugural #untoldstory video contest for nonprofits, where they offered up to $12,000 in video production services as an in-kind contribution to the contest read more >
Archive for the ‘Artists Against Slavery’ Category
Sustainable fashion activist Amy DuFault is worried these days. Worried that the word feminist – and all it stands for – is under assault. That’s why she’s designed a new way to stand-up for women’s rights, loud and proud.
For International Women’s Day, Amy and TS Designs are teaming up to offer a limited-edition, 100 percent slavery-free T-shirt that is certain to be a conversation starter. The online store at TS Designs is read more >
The reviews are in, and our 2018 Fashion for Freedom Event in New York is being heralded as a fantastic success. Scores of Free the Slaves supporters and ethical fashion advocates gathered in Manhattan for the uplifting evening.
“The Fashion for Freedom Event was a snapshot of what ethical fashion can be at its greatest,” wrote Camille Mori in her Ethical Fashion Nerd blog. “We need to keep pushing for change. Even though there was a sense that this is only read more >
Countless friends and family ask me: “How can I tell if a company is using sustainable practices when I shop?”
Let’s face it, the 40 hour workweek is a thing of the past for most people. And, who wants to spend their spare time researching corporate supply chains when they need a new pair of sneakers?
Scott Jacobsen, co-founder of DoneGood and his team are with you!
“We want to make it easy for consumers,” Jacobsen says. “Finding ethically-minded companies and designers read more >
Fashion trends at affordable costs: it attracts consumers, but what about the workers who make the clothes? While shoppers browse the aisles of big-brand on-trend clothing, millions are enslaved around the world in big-brand supply chains.
That’s why Free the Slaves has established the Fashion for Freedom Campaign. Our supporters are eager to take action beyond making a donation. This year we’re hosting an exciting and exclusive event read more >
Being fashionable is easier today than ever. Companies produce clothing at an alarmingly fast rate for little cost to the consumer. The traditional four season cycle of fashion has expanded to new fashion lines being released monthly, giving rise to the fast fashion industry.
How can clothing be so cheap and readily available? Well, like all things, nothing comes without a cost, and while consumers of fast fashion may not see this cost in stores, there is growing concern and awareness read more >
It’s here! Actually, it’s been going on for a while, but for those of us who are behind the curve, it’s not too late – you can still join the ranks.
“We are a diverse community that includes board members who have been tackling sustainability and ethical fashion for decades and everyday citizens who are asking questions about the fashion industry for the very first time. Both perspectives are critically important as we strive toward a major paradigm shift,” explains Lauren read more >
As I ride the elevator to the seventh floor of the old Pfizer industrial building in Brooklyn, I have no idea what to expect. On their website, the Pratt Institute Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA) is described as “a hub for ethical fashion and design that provides design entrepreneurs, creative technologists and industry professionals with the resources they need to transform their ideas into successful, triple bottom line businesses.” As a newbie to the fashion industry and someone trying to read more >
“The industry is ready, and I’m ready,” says Rebecca Ballard when asked ‘why now’ about her brand, Maven Women. The brand, which was fashioned into existence in 2016, aims to provide the working woman with a professional wardrobe that puts ethics and sustainability at the forefront.
Rebecca created Maven Women to fill a need that she felt was being overlooked by the rest of the fashion industry – an aesthetic suitable for a professional setting but that still embraced her read more >
Today brings a close to Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. But at Free the Slaves, it’s not a time to relax. We will not rest for one instant until everyone, everywhere is free from bondage.
The great civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer noted that “nobody’s free until everybody’s free.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. put it this way: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.”
Our strategy at read more >