Human Trafficking: The Traffickers and the Victims

Each week we try to write a blog that somewhat relates to or correlates with our mission at Made for Freedom. As I was sitting here thinking about what to write for this week's blog, I realized that I don't even really know why human trafficking happens. How does someone get into this situation? What type of people are victims of human trafficking? So I did some research to find some answers. …

Nothing New

I have so many friends that love to go thrifting and love to repurpose old clothes. I used to think that fashionable people didn't buy used clothes or didn't wear old clothes but that is just so wrong. All fashion will eventually come back in style so of course you can find fashionable clothes at a resale shop and they're always going to be cheaper than buying new. And you could brag that it's vin…

Ethical Fashion CAN Be Affordable!

As a college student, I don't have very much extra money to spend on clothes, especially expensive ones. So when I do go and shop I end up buying from cheap, fast fashion stores where the clothes are almost guaranteed to not be ethically produced. I had been thinking of ways that I could be a conscientious consumer on a budget. I came across a great ethical fashion blog called Life+Style…

Decriminalising Domestic Violence

Decriminalising domestic violence..that’s an interesting thought. You’re probably appalled by the idea and wondering why I’m even writing about it. Well, to be clear, I don’t support this, not even a tiny part of me. In Russia however, some people do.I recently read an article in The Economist (linked below if you’re interested in reading the full story) about a Russian lawmaker who is trying to p…

Uber Driver Saves His Teen Passenger From Her Pimps

I'm sure all of us believe this to be true, that sex trafficking is a horrible and disgusting industry that needs to be shut down immediately. Many of you, however, may think that this industry only affects people on the opposite side of the world and there's nothing you can do here at home to help. This is false. Women are trafficked every day here in America and it's possible that you…

Do You Have Blood On Your Hands?

Diamonds have always been said to be a girl’s best friend. In fact, as a whole, the business of diamonds brings in about $81.4 billion a year. However, only an incredibly small percentage of that profit is given to those who actually did the work to mine these precious stones.  What is a conflict diamond?As defined by the UN, a conflict diamond is "a diamond that originates from areas control…