- Created on Monday, 26 September 2011 04:20
- Written by Planet Fashion TV
- Category: News
We had the pleasure of attending the Fashion For Charity event in Miami, where top designers and fashionable people took a stand against human trafficking. Did you know that human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world? It is second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable illegal industry in the world. The annual revenue for human trafficking is estimated to be around 30 billion. Runaway teens, illegal immigrants, homeless, poor and refugees tend to be vulnerable to trafficking. Forced Labor is a situation in which victims are forced to work against their own will, under the threat of violence or some other form of punishment, their freedom is denied like slaves. Men are at risk of being trafficked for unskilled work. Mostly though, the victims of trafficking are women and children. As it turns out, Miami Airport is one of the top points of entry, for human trafficking in the country. So, event coordinator, Mary Rego, and the charity organizer, Diane Superville, assembled the latest collections from Custo Barcelona, Y-3, and G Star Raw, and had a great runway show fundraiser for human trafficking victims. The event was also sponsored by The Body Shop, a company that is very active in human rights causes. Mark Swanson, the director of operations of The Body Shop in Aventura, explained that last year alone, The Body Shop collected 6 Million signatures to send to the House Of Representatives to make stronger child trafficking laws.