An estimated 12,000 victims of sex trafficking cross the border between Nepal and India every year. The human trafficking industry, which is the world’s second largest criminal enterprise, is gaining momentum worldwide. It is a problem that is incredibly prevalent in Nepal, where women’s low status and insufficient education make them vulnerable targets for traffickers. Our Red Thread bracelets provide an income for rescued girls.
The Association for Craft Producers (ACP) is a local, not for profit, fair trade organization providing design, marketing, management, and technical services to low-income Nepalese craft producers. ACP is a resource to advance and globally distribute their work, for which they receive fair wages and generous benefits. Together, we blend traditional craft with modern design and technology to suit market trends. For buyers’ specific requests, we offer a flexible program that encourages creative collaboration.