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Today I have the honor of introducing you to an organization that is doing amazing things for women all around the world.  Fashion can be a very "self-centered" industry and I believe it's so important to take a step back and realize how fortunate we are & to reach out to those in need.  My personal goal is to do this more often here on PPF, because I began this site to help other women...and because I never want it to become all about me.

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Did you know?  More than 800,000 people are trafficked every year (some right here in the US, including girls as young as age 5) and sex trafficking is the #2 largest source of profits for international organized crime...second only to drugs. iSanctuary (stands for International Sanctuary) is a company that helps women who are survivors of human trafficking.  Their goal is to end the cycle by providing self-sufficiency options for girls who are rescued from these horrifying situations.


Since it's inception in 2007, iSanctuary has employed over 200 women & has provided them with a safe place where they can earn a living & reintegrate into society.  "When a young woman walks through the door at International Sanctuary, the label of "trafficked victim" is removed and she is immediately treated as an individual."  

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Each item of jewelry on their site is hand-made from a trafficking survivor.  When they sent me this bracelet & earrings, I literally cried as I read the label attached to each piece, which was signed by the girl who made them.  Not only is the jewelry beautiful & unique, but every single purchase made helps benefit these young women who have had their lives nearly destroyed from being sold into slavery.  

I personally can't think of a more worthy cause or a better gift to give.  Take a look at the pieces on their site (I'm loving this statement necklacethis stone bracelet & this cutout cuff) and read more about the great work they are doing here.