Polaris + Alare
The fashion industry exploits people across the world and that needs to change. That's why we've partnered with Polaris. Polaris is spearheading a reimagined approach to confronting, and ultimately ending sex and labor trafficking in North America. Their work is driven by data, shaped by the expertise of survivors, and focused on dismantling the underlying systems that make it possible to rob 25 million people around the world of the freedom to choose how they live and work. For every purchase you make, we donate a portion of the proceeds to Polaris.
THE MISSON OF POLARIS
Founded in 2002, Polaris is named for the North Star, which slaves held in the United States used as a guide to navigate their way to freedom. Today Polaris is filling in the roadmap for that journey and lighting the path ahead.
WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
25 million people are trafficked worldwide
Polaris responds to sex and labor trafficking as it happens.
They learn from that response and share that learning in order to pilot innovative ideas for carefully dismantling systems that make trafficking possible.
Polaris focuses on where they can make the most change: Systems that trap impoverished migrants in degrading conditions, systems that allow sex traffickers to hide behind screens, and systems that, if optimized, would allow the financial services industry to use traffickers’ own money to shut them down.