MadeForThem™ is a social enterprise combating human trafficking and aiding in survivor rehabilitation.
MadeForThem™ is a non-profit organization social enterprise dedicated to combating human trafficking and human rights issues dealing with abuse, neglect and exploitation, of men, women, and children through the vehicle of fashion.
Our primary focuses are: 1. Raise financial resources to support organizations who are already engaged in combating human trafficking. 2. Educate consumers through the MadeForThem clothing line. 3. Partnering with other CBO’s and initiatives to build, support and train for comprehensive services. 4. Provide jobs and job training opportunities through MadeForThem™ manufacturing/design house. 5. Be a primary resource to promote socially responsible businesses.
Education is one of the primary foundations to eradicating modern day slavery. MadeForThem™ brand will be a household name for fashionable and trend-setting, ready-to-wear clothing, known for raising resources to fight for those without a voice.
How We Make A Difference
MadeForThem™ is a non-profit 501(c)(3) social enterprise that began with a vision to help raise awareness and resources to combat human trafficking using the vehicle of fashion. Human trafficking is a lucrative industry, and has been identified as the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. Using fashion and events as a catalyst, MadeForThem™ is evolving into becoming a leading national organization that uses fashion to raise awareness and resources for the 35.8 MILLION Men, Women and Children in forced labor and sexual exploitation.
We commit to combat human trafficking, promote social justice and human rights through fashion, advocacy and providing survivor services. Creating a fashionable and ready-to-wear clothing line, our business model is structured that 100% of profits go to the mission to combat human trafficking.
There are five F.A.C.E.S. of MadeForThem are Fashion | Advocacy | Community | Education & Prevention | Survivor Services.
The global apparel market was valued at US$1.7 trillion in 2012 and employs approximately 75 million people.1 Fashion is the perfect vehicle for MadeForThem to accomplish three main objective for our mission: One: A vehicle to educate. There is nothing more powerful than a story of rescue and restoration. Every garment’s hang tag has the national human trafficking hotline and a survivors’ story – whether from Clovis, CA or Bihar, India. Two: A vehicle of social enterprise. Fashion is just the vehicle to our passion of combating human trafficking. Three: A vehicle to create jobs. Realizing one of our main goals in the survivor rehabilitation journey is to provide fair paying and honorable jobs.
The supply chain has multiple systems woven between each stage of it processes; for example, farming and harvesting cotton, to spinning into yarn, creating the textile, the dye house, the print house and then the manufacturer to produce each garment to be packaged and sold in your favorite store. And this is just one piece to your garment; there are still buttons, zippers, thread, trims, etc. While fair labor in every aspect of the supply chain is of high priority to us, we do our best to source ethically. We require a certificate of compliance for fair labor. In some cases our minimums are so low, we have to purchase open stock textiles. Our manufacture, based our of Los Angeles, CA and India is ISO Certified. See more of her story here. With your purchases we are able to increase our supply for your demand and increase our ability to provide more jobs and have more control over our sources.
True to our mission from our conception, we donate 5%-10% to the mission of IJM. With our launch collection in 2014, we were able to donate $2.094.00 to their work.
It is imperative that we use our freedom so that others may have theirs. MadeForThem strongly believes in advocacy and being a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. We have lobbied with IJM in Washington, D.C., and assisted our local council members in Central California to pass a massage ordinance tightening the regulations of this industry, which can so often be a cover for sex trafficking.
Visit congress.gov to search for any current bills or legislature. Please write your local, state and federal legislatives on issues concerning forced and child labor, sex trafficking, domestic servitude and the like, speak volumes in the fight against human trafficking at a legal level.
Click here to find a list of your local representatives.
It takes a village. To truly affect the epidemic of human trafficking across the world and hidden in plain sight of our communities, it will take multiple organizations and individuals moved to care. MadeForThem is committed to the investment in our home community in a more personal, sleeves rolled up, boots-on-the-ground sorta way. And to do this successfully, we partner with our other local organizations to make sure we are bringing best practices to the people of our community.
Some of our community partners include: Fresno Police Department VICE Intelligent Unit – Human Trafficking Division, Mollie’s House, Fresno Pacific University, World Impact, Fresno EOC, Central Valley Justice Coalition, Fresno Chaplaincy and many local churches.
MadeForThem has spoken to and brought awareness to large groups at conferences, women’s events, at-risk youth conventions, juvenile hall and churches. We have hosted tours in partnership with our law enforcement as well as assisted in creating an afterschool leadership anti-human trafficking campaign with local high school students.
Human trafficking is a growing epidemic, and a bi-product of many controllable factors. Having the opportunity to educate to any people group, we are confident that we can bring systemic change. Given the chance to sit before vulnerable youth in today’s society and bring to light the truths behind the label of human trafficking, predominantly, sex-trafficking could prevent paths of destruction for them. This work is a close to our hearts.
There are many areas of support needed for survivors of human trafficking. MadeForThem realizes our part is in the restoration process is working with those who are ready to move forward and are willing to receive the healing and tools necessary to move forward.
With our partner Fresno Pacific University OnSite Counseling, we offer FREE weekly individual and group therapy. Working on short-term and long-term goals, we look to help survivors learn a trade, find a job and get them into a career, offering life skill group learning to build healthy and safe relationships, and other basic life skill sets. As our operations grow, one of our main goals is to provide jobs.