Submitted by Passion Lilie
Passion Lilie is a fair trade and ecofriendly fashion brand whose mission is to empower artisans through dignified employment opportunities.
This month, we are excited to collaborate with Free the Slaves, whose goals and values align with our own. During July, 10 percent of each purchase at Passion Lilie made with the code FREETHESLAVES will go to the capable hands of the Free the Slaves team and help combat human trafficking.
Like Free the Slaves, the Passion Lilie team believes that the anecdote to inequity comes through empowering communities at risk of being exploited to take control of their lives. Passion Lilie empowers our team of all women stitchers in Bangalore, India by providing a positive work environment, fair wages, free on the job training, and flexibility to pursue education and family time.
The brand is based out of New Orleans, where our designer Katie Schmidt designs and patterns each garment. Katie sends the carefully laid out designs to our team in India, who produce our unique clothing using traditional dying and weaving methods along with contemporary stitching. Passion Lilie’s signature aesthetic fuses ancient Indian printing methods and Western retro-inspired silhouettes. Each piece is one of a kind and embodies cultural collaboration.
Modern slavery is one of the most profitable criminal activities in the world. The statistics are frightening, but the Passion Lilie team is heartened by organizations such as Free the Slaves, and proud to take some part in resisting the industry through our insistence on fair exchange, and safe, sustainable working conditions.
We invite you to check out our website. Each purchase you make this month with code FREETHESLAVES supports FTS, helps reverse the cycle of poverty, and is one step in the effort to create and foster sustainable societies. Come join the liberation movement, and look ravishing doing it.
Editor’s note: Passion Lilie is one of 12 ethical fashion brands that have teamed up with Free the Slaves in July for our 25 Days of Fashion Against Slavery summer campaign.