In 2011, we visited an anti-trafficking organization in Bangkok, Thailand that helped enslaved women escape the sex industry, heal, and rebuild their lives with dignity and purpose. Visiting their store of handmade goods sparked an idea: we could use our love for fashion to empower marginalized women. The idea for Ethic was born.
Since 2011, Ethic has been a storefront for well-curated products made ethically. They are goods that make a difference by providing economic opportunity for those in need. In September 2013, we took our first design trip to Ethiopia. We now directly employ women who are HIV positive, empowering them out of poverty to hope-filled and healthy lives.