Photo from Free The Slaves
Knowingly or not, consumers and corporations alike are complicit in human trafficking. By changing how we purchase, we can work together with ethical companies to liberate human slaves and fight against systems that allow slavery to exist.
Ethical businesses encourage freedom and justice for all humans at every stage of the supply chain through strict standards and principles. At Hearts, we push the boundaries of ethical consumerism by prohibiting all forms of slavery, including unpaid labor, debt bondage, sex slavery, child slavery, and the trafficking of humans. Instead, we encourage freedom and social justice through:
- Fair trade
These fair trade fashion systems place the welfare of people above the need and greed for profit. Conscious consumers can support these types of businesses. By changing our purchasing patterns, we can change the world so millions of people can achieve freedom, and social justice. We hope you’ll help us.
- Hearts.com 2011
Today, I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce you to HEARTS, a place that is bringing life back to fashion. When I write this, I mean that the fashions offered through this site provide ethical and sustainable pieces which help make a difference by bringing about social justice and environmental sustainability!
Below are some products that HEARTS offers. Know that every purchase you make upholds both environmental standards and human rights standards. For example, the "I <3 You" Bracelet below is fair trade and made of recycled bomb metal by artesians in Laos. Many of their products even make donations to help bring change! If you check out their site, every piece has a story. =)
Check them out and let me know what you think!
You can even browse their site by category:
Fair Trade Certified
Ethically sourced & Produced
Traditional & Cultural Art
Fairly - Sourced Animal By-Product
Sustainability Harvested Wood
Freedom & social Justice
Quality of Life In A Community
Free The Salves
|50% of proceeds give back to Free the Slaves, a group dedicated to ending slavery worldwide while the remaining 50% help local Arizona teens earn funds and scholarships for college through The Shine Project. |