Sex trafficking is big business. Girls of all ages are enslaved, brainwashed, beaten, raped and humiliated daily. Most people who fight for the freedom and rehabilitation of these sex slaves are ordinary people who work to make a difference and speak for the voiceless. These people follow their hearts to do what they can in small and big ways so that one day people can beat sex slavery and be free.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

It's Only Fair!

One of the board members for Heart.Beats.Slavery, Reegan Hill, is fulfilling her dream of opening a fair trade store.  For the past several years, Reegan has been operating her business "In His Image Designs" as a traveling show of sorts.  She sets up booths at all sorts of events and does private in-home shows.  But the idea and hope of being able to operate out of a permanent store front on all the days in between the events and home shows has been brewing a long while. 

I am proud to announce that today is the Grand Opening of  It's Only Fair! 

It's Only Fair! Located at 123 9th Street, Newport, KY

By having this permanent location she can carry items that were too cumbersome to track and travel with before.  She'll also be selling fair trade coffee (roasted locally by a couple who lives down the street from her new store) and fair trade chocolate.  

One of the many things I love about Reegan and her vision is her collaborative spirit.  This store will also feature t-shirts from another local fair trade entrepreneur, Emily Hill's company- Stop Traffick Fashion.  Stop Traffick Fashion's t-shirts are made by Freeset, a wonderful company in the red-light district of Calcutta, India that employs women who have escaped sex slavery.  And, of course, you can also pick up a Heart.Beats.Slavery shirt while you are buying lots of wonderful fair trade products at It's Only Fair!  See you there!

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