Sex trafficking is enslaving a human against their will to perform sexual favors while someone else makes money from it. Elegantees has joined the fight against this by helping provide a new life for those brought out of it. Our mission statement is to provide hope to survivors of sex trafficking in Nepal. A positive source of income that reinforces independence, a healthy self-image, and confidence restores lives one elegant tee at a time.
Nepal is a beautiful kingdom between China and India with mountains and countryside. It’s also one of the least developed countries in the world and ranks high for sex trafficking. Each year The Nepali Rescue Project finds over 20,000 women and children who were pulled into trafficking and returns them to dignity.
Over two years ago, Gita was brought into the care of the safe houses in Nepal after being brought out of trafficking at a Nepali-Indian border station. She received counseling, learned how to sew, and works full time in the sewing center. Gita sews Elegantees for a living and is finding more joy in life. She is forever an overcomer!
When ordering from Elegantees, you may receive Gita's own signature on your tags.
The sewing center is located south of Nepal's capital of Kathmandu inside a large house. It's divided into rooms for storage, cutting fabric, sewing, and ironing/shipping. The sewing team does not live in the house, but commute back and forth daily to spend time with their families.
The center is unique to many others in Nepal in that it has it's own electric generator.
The best way to reduce trafficking in Nepal is to reduce the poverty. The sewing center in Nepal is where we aim to employ hundreds. They are paid a fair and living wage for a meaningful way to live. There are about 10 sewers on the team.