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The First Collection Designed by a Survivor!

by Katie Martinez |

Anna Malika had a dream since childhood to have her own clothing line. It didn't flourish due to childhood abuse and trauma which led to being trafficked during high school. Despite the odds, she is a new creation today. Her passion now in awareness, advocating for other survivors, and fashion has brought together a friendship between her and our team. As we learned more about her desire to design, we offered Anna the opportunity to try designing a collection for Elegantees. Anna flew to New York, met with us for fittings, and came back again for a fashion show during Fashion Week last month. A dream finally came true to a well deserving gem! Each of Anna's pieces were made in Nepal in our sewing center. The collection got a lot of buzz from Refinery 29NET NY, and LifeSite News. It's already making our sewers very busy, which means we may see more restoration for more ladies in Nepal as it keeps going. Now, it's here for purchasing on our recently re-designed website!