A Fashion Designer Employs Those Pulled Out Of Slavery


Did you know that close to 4.5 million people are victims of human trafficking worldwide? Human trafficking is an injustice that is operating on a global scale and it is our heart to see it ended. When we see companies dedicating their time to help combat trafficking we applaud their efforts and hope to see them thrive in their endeavors. Elegantees is a company making gains to help revolutionize the fashion industry, redefining what it means to be beautiful. Founder Kate Martinez, had a vision to take simple tees and use them as a tool for the work of bringing restoration to the victims of human trafficking. Since 2012, Elegantees have been exclusively sewn by women rescued from trafficking, giving them a way to earn income, while rebuilding self-esteem and confidence as they re-enter society.

Today, we are excited to share a lookbook from a recent photo shoot featuring the Audrey tank and the Clarisa tee from Elegantees.

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Elegantees has sewing operations in Nepal and New York City. With plans to streamline their NYC locations in 2014, they are moving forward in creating a modest fashion image that will touch many lives.

If you would like to read more about Elegantees or shop their on-line store visit www.elegantees.com.