In honour of this year’s Anti-Slavery Day, we’ve designed a slogan t-shirt to promote our core philosophy that every human deserves a life of freedom.
100% of the profits from the sale of the t-shirts will support young people in the UK who have been trafficked via our charity partner, Every Child Protected Against Trafficking (ECPAT UK); a leading children’s rights organisation working to protect children from trafficking and transnational exploitation.
OUR MISSION TO TACKLE MODERN DAY SLAVERY:
Worldwide, 40.3 million women, men and children were victims of modern slavery on any given day in 2016; 1 in 4 of whom were children.*
There are many forms of slavery from child labour to bonded and excessive labour, to human trafficking that fuels the sex industry and domestic servitude to name but a few. The fashion industry, the third largest in the world after cars and electronics, is greatly responsible for the demand of slavery and forced labour.
At Beulah we develop long-term partnerships with our producers in order to ensure ethical working conditions and build transparency of our small and valuable supply chain. Many of our partners are charities that provide sustainable employment to women formerly trapped or vulnerable to the sex trade. The women often have minimal training and are taught to become masters of artisan skills, providing them with a fairly paid and sustainable livelihood.
We care about human rights and founded our company on the belief that by doing good business we could positively impact people’s lives and engender empowerment in the women who make and wear our clothes.
*International Labour Organisation.
OUR CHARITY PARTNER ON ANTI-SLAVERY DAY 2018: ECPAT UK
Every Child Protected Against Trafficking (ECPAT UK) ECPAT UK is a leading children’s rights organisation working to protect children from trafficking and transnational exploitation. They support children everywhere to uphold their rights and to live a life free from abuse and exploitation.
With the money raised by Beulah customer’s purchase of the Freedom for All t-shirt, ECPAT UK will be able to continue the vital work they do in London, providing a safe space young victims of trafficking who have been through emotional trauma to socialise and get involved in projects, such as drama and arts, as a way for them to recover from their experiences.
The donation will also enable ECPAT UK to develop vital new campaigns to challenge and reform the way that the UK government and those overseas protect young people vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation.