Our Mission is to Restore
Freedom from Sex Trafficking
Sex trafficking is a form of slavery where people are coerced into prostitution. The overall root of this evil in countries like Nepal are poverty, lack of opportunity, and a desperation for acceptance. The motivation behind Elegantees is our desire to see an end to it.
The Mission of Elegantees
The "elegant tee" was created in 2010 to merge garment industry experience with entrepreneurship and fighting trafficking. It's more than creating stylish clothing, but by opening doors for those rescued from being trafficked. We provide hope to survivors of sex trafficking in Nepal. Over a dozen work for us who earn a positive and livable source of income that reinforces independence, a healthy self-image, and confidence that restores lives.
Reducing Vulnerability through Opportunity
Tens of thousands of people disappear from Nepal each year. Human trafficking is a rampant problem, making Nepal rank high for trafficking worldwide. The best way to reduce trafficking in Nepal is to reduce the poverty through meaningful employment. A hand up, not a hand out.
Our Business Model
Elegantees is a for-profit company. We're a small-to-medium size business, with four paid staff in the US. Our crew is paid a reasonable and modest salary. Once we grow to a large size business with higher returns on profits, the profits will fund more rescue operations.
Explore more about Elegantees:
- Our History: How it all came together
- Inside the Sewing Center
- What is human trafficking?
- Become an Ambassador for Freedom