Wear a Number to Restore a Name.
The BRANDED Collective works with survivors of human trafficking from Nashville-based non-profit End Slavery Tennessee. BRANDED is an economic empowerment jobs program where the women collaborate with local artisans to design and handcraft the jewelry collection.
Many victims of human trafficking are BRANDED; their captors physically mark them with a number or symbol. The process is often violent: a forced tattoo, a burn or knife cut. The BRANDED Collective stands against this brutal practice. Each BRANDED item is stamped with an initial and a number. The initial belongs to the survivor who made your cuff. You can read her story on our website. The number is your unique number in the Collective. You can register this number and send a Message of Hope to our survivors.
When BRANDED started in 2012, they stamped 100 numbers on 100 cuffs. The company are now more than 27,000 numbers strong and invite you to join its Collective. Together you can empower survivors of human trafficking to rise above the branding and the trauma they have been given. Together you can wear the story, share the story and change the story.
To find out more visit: https://www.brandedcollective.com
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