Fashion One Foundation Partners with Anti-Human Trafficking Organization Fashion Hope
Fashion One Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raise awareness of poverty, human trafficking, charity aid, education and environmental issues, today announced the collaboration with international anti-human trafficking advocate organization, Fashion Hope.
This partnership between Fashion One Foundation and Fashion Hope, with the help of partner organizations such as Bigfoot Entertainment, Fashion One Network, Traffic Jam and MTV EXIT, aims to further build awareness and raise funds to support frontline organizations that help, rescue, shelter and rehabilitate survivors of human trafficking.
Besides donating to Fashion Hope through the Traffic Jam in support of its mission, Fashion One Foundation officially began its collaboration with Fashion Hope on January 11 in support of 'Human Trafficking Awareness Day' by sponsoring the worldwide premiere of Bigfoot Entertainment's feature film, The Girl With No Number. The film is a hard-hitting drama about a young Vietnamese woman that falls victim to human trafficking and will premiere on the Fashion One Network. Fashion Hope will also co-brand with the foundation, to raise awareness towards human trafficking by bringing the movie to this year's Sundance Festival on January 17.
In the following months, Fashion One and Fashion Hope will be participating in various global events in the fashion and music industries, working together to support the cause against human trafficking. The Fashion One Foundation and Fashion Hope will work together to produce content focused on human and environmental awareness, which will reach out and educate the Fashion One Network's global audience.
"The Fashion One Foundation and Fashion One Network are very excited to partner with Fashion Hope to voice awareness and help put an end to the widespread cause that is human trafficking. We have made a donation to support Fashion Hope's mission, which both parties share. We are very pleased to announce our partnership with an organization such as Fashion Hope, and we look forward to working together long term," Ashley Jordan, Director of Fashion One Foundation announced.
"Fashion is about freedom of expression and personality while also bolstering self-confidence and esteem. It is a natural fit for the fashion industry to therefore reach out to those who don't enjoy such freedoms - who are broken, suffering and living a life of shame not of their own choosing. The fashion industry is also well placed to set an example by supporting fair trade supply chains, literally freeing people from slavery around the world. FASHION can indeed provide HOPE," said Paul Myhill, Fashion Hope's advisor and president of Traffic Jam.
To learn more about Fashion One Foundation and Fashion Hope and how to get involved, visit their sites at www.fashiononefoundation.org and www.fashionhope.org. Be Aware, Get Involved. Stop Human Trafficking!
Fashion One Foundation is a non-profit organization comprised of fashion and entertainment professionals that are dedicated to protect human and environmental rights. With television as a medium, it hopes to create awareness to issues such as human trafficking, poverty and education.
Fashion Hope launched in May 2011. After looking at ways in which we could use fashion as a vehicle to make a difference, Fashion Hope was born. Fashion Hope builds awareness and raises funds in the fashion industry then partners with NGO's that are doing the frontline work to rescue, and rehabilitate survivors of human trafficking. Involving fashion press, celebrities, designers, local boutiques and other industry experts, we engage a significant audience with the real images and stories of human trafficking.