125: Three Different Looks at Fashion Entrepreneurs Fighting Human Trafficking & Modern Day Slavery

Can entrepreneurship and the business of fashion make headway in the complex web of injustice fueling the global engines of human trafficking and modern day slavery – a dark and dangerous industry thought to generate some $150 billion a year?

In a special episode of the Spirit of 608 podcast, we’re approaching what is hands-down one of the most complicated and hard-to-understand criminal problems facing the modern world through a very tight lens, one focused squarely on fashion entrepreneurs who’ve dedicated their businesses to making a difference for people affected by these issues.

This week, the Spirit of 608 looks at fashion entrepreneurs fighting human trafficking and modern day slavery. 

What you’ll learn

The issue of human trafficking is a lot more complicated than what’s seen on the surface. Learn what underlying factors the fashion industry has to deal with regarding this issue, as seen through the eyes and experiences of these founders.

How you’ll be inspired

Find out how the love of fashion connects to the love of women and the love of self – and a deep-seeded desire to work to end human trafficking and modern day slavery. These women share the paths that led them to fight for their causes.

What you’ll tell your friends

How does one profit from a non-profit? Check out how these founders balance the charitable aspect of their companies with their growing businesses.


Connect with 

Website: Trace Fashion | Malia Designs | Velé

Twitter: Malia Designs Twitter

Facebook: Trace Fashion Facebook | Malia Designs Facebook | Velé Facebook

Instagram: Trace Fashion Instagram | Malia Designs Instagram | Velé Instagram

Pinterest: Trace Fashion Pinterest | Malia Designs Pinterest

Mentioned in this episode: 


Indy 500

Fair Trade Federation


Human trafficking & Modern Day Slavery in the Fashion Industry

17 Brands That Fight Human Trafficking

Made For Them

About Human Trafficking

The Truth Behind Fast Fashion & Forced Labor

How Can Companies Help Human Trafficking Survivors? Give Them Jobs

A Story of Slavery in Modern America

Dione Coat in Brushed Twill


Winter Style Salon & Sale

Find more episodes featuring women at the forefront of FEST online at www.Spiritof608.com.



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