Freedom gets fashionable as EILEEN FISHER and Bloomingdale’s give women across the nation a chance to celebrate great style and a great cause. The popular fashion brand will mark International Women’s Day by helping Not For Sale fight global slavery and create new futures for survivors of sex trafficking in Amsterdam.
On March 8th, customers can support Not For Sale by shopping the latest looks from EILEEN FISHER’s Spring 2012 collection at Bloomingdale’s stores nationwide (excluding Beverly Hills and Soho locations) and online at Bloomingdales.com. EILEEN FISHER will donate 3% of the day’s sales, in addition to a $5,000 donation from Bloomingdale’s, toward Not For Sale’s work combating human trafficking in Amsterdam. Customers shopping in Bloomingdale’s will have the opportunity to meet Not For Sale representatives at some locations and learn more about how they can take action against an atrocity affecting women globally.
Committed to tailoring its designs for women with respect to people and planet, EILEEN FISHER’s support of Not For Sale represents the continuation of a long adherence to the company’s highest ethical standards. “We are thrilled about this partnership with Not For Sale’s Amsterdam project because it is in line with our mission and practices,” says Luna Lee, EILEEN FISHER’s Human Rights Associate. “Not For Sale combines the principles of human rights, sustainability, and innovation in global projects that not only serves the immediate needs of their clients, but also addresses the root causes of human trafficking and slavery. Specifically, the Amsterdam project provides skills and inner confidence that will empower participants to create new futures for themselves and their communities.”
“It’s phenomenal to meet a company that cares about the story behind the barcode,” Not For Sale President and co-founder, David Batstone says of EILEEN FISHER’s responsible business practices.
The company is continuing its dedication to human rights through its support of Not For Sale’s innovative catering project in Amsterdam. The ultimate aim of this social venture is to assist exploited women to return to their country of origin with job skills that empower, prevent, and protect them and their families from further exploitation. Soups and breads will be made by survivors and delivered to those still enslaved or being exploited. This outreach will enable further identification of potential victims of human trafficking, and inform others of competitive alternative employment at the Not For Sale catering venture.
With the help of EILEEN FISHER, Not For Sale hopes to stitch new futures for women and girls worldwide.