Tackling poverty in Nepal through job creation for survivors and those at risk.
HOW WE DO IT
Did you know that sourcing girls for sex or labor slavery is a big industry in Nepal?
Human traffickers go into villages of extreme poverty in order to deceive families. They may claim they have a good job overseas. Parents agree to it believing their children will have a better life, and their eldest may even send money back home to help younger siblings have a meal too. But, it’s the last time they'll ever see each other.
The traffickers travel with victims to the Nepali-India border. Sometimes they are rescued by a border agent before they cross over. Their lives are spared.
How does our for-profit fashion company have any connection to fighting trafficking? We employ and give a fair-wage job to survivors. With a job, the chances she’ll be trafficked again are slim-to-none.
Wear Elegantees with confidence, knowing that the woman who made it was paid a fair wage and treated with dignity.
Ramesh has been rescuing and restoring thousands from trafficking in Nepal and India. When Katie met him in 2011, she had to join his vision to see every survivor receive a job opportunity.
The waiting list for sewing jobs is about 300 women, but every purchase gets us closer to that!
Elegantees aims to fight human trafficking through employment opportunities. All our products are made ethically, and most are made by women who have overcome. We continually reinvest our sales into providing more jobs.
FROM THE FOUNDER
WHY I CREATED ELEGANTEES
I saw a need for tops that were stylish and comfortable. I wanted to stop chasing trends that are overwhelming to keep up with.
Elegantees is for the woman who seeks to find a balance between fashion and real life.
True beauty is being clothed in strength and dignity. When a woman takes care of herself, and others with kindness, she's at the height of beauty. I love that I can work, run errands comfortably, and make my kids laugh while wearing these clothes. I feel empowered and beautiful all day.
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