Clad and Cloth believes in empowering women to be their best self. We want to make a difference in the world through spreading love, peace and kindness. As a part of that, we have joined Operation Underground Railroad in the fight against Human and Sex Trafficking.
Each year on July 30th we aim to raise awareness as we shine light on the World Day Against Human Trafficking. Even though we are a women's clothing brand, we would like to raise awareness to the cause and help give resources to the men and women putting their lives on the line to save the innocent from this atrocity.
You can help in the fight against Human and Sex Trafficking. If you have money, you can donate to outstanding non-profits that are bringing the fight to the criminals. We have vetted and chosen the aforementioned O.U.R. as our non-profit of choice.
On July 30th, 2020 we will donate 15% of our sales to the cause. Our employees have taken it upon themselves to donate their time and money to O.U.R. and other groups. This will be a continued effort by Clad & Cloth in the weeks, months and years ahead.
You may donate directly to their cause by going to their Donation Page.
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Here Are Several Ways That You Can Fight Against Human and Sex Trafficking:
1. Learn What The Signs Are
- Living with employer
- Poor living conditions
- Multiple people in cramped space
- Inability to speak to an individual alone
- Answers appear to be scripted and rehearsed
- Employer is holding identity documents
- Signs of physical abuse
- Submissive or fearful
- Unpaid or paid very little
- Under 18 and in prostitution
If you have the rare opportunity to speak with the individual that you believe is at risk, here are some questions to ask:
- Can you leave your job if you want to?
- Can you come and go as you please?
- Have you been hurt or threatened if you tried to leave?
- Has your family been threatened?
- Do you live with your employer?
- Where do you sleep and eat?
- Are you in debt to your employer?
- Do you have your passport/identification? Who has it?
2. Report What You See
You can get help by calling 911 in the United States or call the National Human Trafficking Hotline, a national 24-hour, toll-free, multilingual anti-trafficking hotline. Call 1-888-373-7888 to report a tip; connect with anti-trafficking services in your area; or request training and technical assistance, general information, or specific anti-trafficking resources.
3. Spread the Word
Share O.U.R. information on your social media accounts. Use the #SaveTheChildren when posting. Speak with friends and family. Email and text those that you stay in contact with.
4. Volunteer Your Time
There are so many great organizations out in world working hard to combat human trafficking. You can take action by hosting events and giving your precious time to the cause. It can start by clicking here and getting started.
5. Host An Event
Fundraisers are not just for politicians and high school clubs. You can make a dramatic difference by getting people together to raise funds. For more information and ideas, check out the O.U.R. Fundraiser page.
6. Attend An Event
Similarly, if you have enough time to attend an event you can locate one in your area and join the fight. Check our local events here.
7. Corporate Gift Matching
Your employer may already be matching donations made by their employees. You can do a quick check by clicking here.
If your company does not already participate, take up the request with the decision makers to see if that is an initiative that they are willing to participate in.
8. Get Trained
Maybe you are ready to take it up to the next level. Sign up for technical training and an opportunity to help O.U.R. with your particular set of skills.
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It’s time to rise up for the children. This Thursday, July 30th, Clad + Cloth will donate 15% of all sales to @ourrescue (Operation Underground Railroad), a non-profit that is paving the way for permanent eradication of child sex trafficking through coordinated rescue + recovery planning. Join us as we rise up + stand together 💛 //#worlddayagainsttrafficking Artwork: @celestecclark