July 6, 2015
Each day, more than 29 million people work to supply the fashion industry with materials such as rubber and cotton. While the items they produce are sold at cheaper price points, the companies buying their merchandise are paying a high price---they are supporting forced labor, and they might not even know it.
GUILD Speaker Justin Dillon wanted to shed light on the harsh conditions endured by victims of forced labor, many of whom are children or from third world countries. In order to do this, he founded Made In A Free World, a nonprofit that works to end forced labor, human trafficking, and modern-day slavery.
Now, Made In A Free World is joining forces with Amber Velleta, a model and environmentalist whose e-commerce site Master & Muse supports and promotes conscientious manufacturing. Justin and Amber's goal is to make people aware of the slavery often involved in supply chains and to encourage companies and consumers to avoid supporting the practice.
As a consumer, you have the ability to stop supporting forced labor. Ever wondered how many slaves work for you? The answer may surprise you. Find out your own slavery footprint.
June 29, 2015
Over ninety-nine percent of all teachers buy essential classroom materials out of their own pocket, according to a study conducted by the National School Supply and Equipment Association. GUILD speaker Ido Leffler takes steps to solve this problem through Yoobi, the vibrant school supply company he founded that's sold exclusively at Target. For each Yoobi item purchased, Yoobi donates school supplies to a classroom in need in the United States.
Today, Yoobi announced the launch of a new collection, Yoobi X Usher. The limited edition items are curated by the R&B singer and feature designs by Jonni Cheatwood. Check out the collection & inspiring ad!
June 23, 2015
This week GUILD speaker Patricia Arquette, actress and humanitarian, was honored with the Bulgari Award for Best Actress of the Year at the 61st Taormina FilmFest.
The Bulgari Award is a symbol of the design house's commitment to cinema.