FASHIONABLE believes its role is to INVEST IN A WOMAN. When a woman is empowered with work to do, whether in the home or in an office, she not only experiences the joy and satisfaction of developing a skill, she also creates change in those around her. FASHIONABLE’s role in this story is working with women, both locally and globally, who have overcome challenges ranging from prostitution to addiction to a lack of opportunity. Every one of us understands what it means to overcome, and we are all ABLE to find purpose in the work we do.
The BRANDED Collective employs survivors of human trafficking from Nashville-based non-profit End Slavery Tennessee. The women work with local artisans to design and handcraft the jewelry collection. 25% of the profits go to the rescue and restoration of survivors. Many victims of human trafficking are BRANDED; their captors physically mark them with a number or symbol. The process is often violent: a forced tattoo, a burn or knife cut. When you receive your item from the BRANDED Collective, you are BRANDED. Each piece contains a unique number that represents one of the millions trapped in the nightmare of trafficking.
Heal Ministries empowers vulnerable, abandoned women & widows of Uganda in Christ centered programs that teach sustainability and family preservation. These women are choosing to work and learn trades to provide for their families. Every purchase supports the women that created the products. #PURCHASEWITHAPURPOSE
Leather hand bags designed and manufactured in Nashville. We practice a zero waste policy and pride ourselves on using North American hides that are a byproduct of the meat industry.
Noonday Collection is a fair trade business that uses fashion to create meaningful opportunities around the world.
Henri Rose is a women's sleepwear company that creates sustainable income generation to rescued sex trafficking victims in Cambodia. The women employed by Henri Rose are rescued from brothels in Cambodia through our partner organization. They are then able to secure sustainable jobs for themselves and their families by working in a sewing and screen printing center. The women are also able to receive healthcare, childcare and the opportunity to continue their academic education.
Henri Rose believes in never sacrificing on quality or trends, even while you're sleeping! Style is extremely important to us, and we hope to always produce items that are beautiful, timeless and elegant. The sleepwear is handmade, using only the best quality fabrics. The women making our sleepwear are extremely skilled and pay careful attention to detail.
Thistle Farms is a powerful community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. The organization employs more than 50 survivors through our social enterprises which include a natural body care company, Thistle Stop Cafe, paper and sewing studio, and global marketplace called Shared Trade. Started in 1997 by Rev. Becca Stevens under the name Magdalene, Thistle Farms includes a two-year residential program and advocacy services for up to 700 women yearly.
Birthed in collaboration, Shared Trade: A Fair Share for Women embodies the growing movement to build economic freedom in the lives of marginalized women around the world. Shared Trade, the global marketplace of Thistle Farms, connects women producers directly to customers by distributing and selling their products.
Rosa Hermosa is a Nashville, Tennessee clothing company for women started in 2014 by Joanne Sowell, a lawyer, mom and activist for social justice. At its inception, the line was built to provide comfortable, casual clothing with a portion of proceeds benefitting the education of Honduran girls living at Our Little Roses - thus the rose as a symbol. After a successful first year, Joanne is better defining the enterprise to offer original designs, handmade in Nashville using sustainable fabrics such as cotton, bamboo and hemp and will continue to help women live out #fashionwithapurpose.
Strings for Hope is a 501(c)3 non-profit who take recycled musical strings and make them into wearable art.