Where Do We Go From Here?

This is the last day of Fashion for Freedom. So now what?

I sincerely hope you've been inspired to take action this month. Change starts with educating yourself about human trafficking and ethical fashion, and I believe lasting change comes as the result of small steps with big impact. Here's a few steps that we've discussed this month:

1. Look inside your closet, finding out where your clothes are made. 
2. Discover your slavery footprint.
3. Choose fair trade items when shopping.
4. Download the Free2Work app to find the most ethical companies by industry. 
5. Shop with companies who put your money to good use. Here's lists for casual clothing, special occasion clothing, cosmetics, and jewelry, and shoes, children's, underwear, and more

You can go a step further by keeping up with news about human trafficking and ethical fashion. Sign up for newsletters from local or national organizations, or follow their Facebook pages. I recommend: 

As for me, here is my plan going forward:
And, I'll keep the Fair Trade Pledge. 
“I pledge to consume responsibly. I recognize that as a consumer, my buying power matters. I understand that each product I purchase plays a role in a larger narrative, affecting the life of an individual. Because of this, I will do my best to purchase products that have been made by hands that are treated fairly. I will seek to support supply chains that treat farmers and workers fairly and demand the assurance that items I buy have been made responsibly from start to finish. This means no tolerance for child or slave labor, dangerous working conditions or substandard pay. I will no longer support systems of oppression and will insist that companies I trust operate with a conscience.”
Will you join me? Sign the pledge here. 

Source: designspiration.net via Emily on Pinterest

In conclusion, there are several people I'd like to thank. 

First, the people who believed in this series enough to sponsor it:
Thank you all so much!

And secondly, those who have gone above and beyond to encourage me and get involved with this series: 
Thank you, all of you, for your words and presence this month. It means everything to me! 

God is good! See you next month!

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