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In my state, the amount of alleged sex trafficking and reports of missing women have seemed to skyrocket lately. I have always thought of this as something that happens in other countries where women had no one to protect them and no one to notice they were gone. These recent events have caused my anxiety to go through the roof just about anytime I am anywhere alone and me to wonder what happens to the women get pulled in and who make it out.
Well, about a month ago I had the amazing opportunity to connect with Dawn Schuster, the founder of The Rags Tribe. She is a voice for so many women whom without people like her would be suffering in silence. From our discussion and reading her website, I was able to get a feel for how pure her heart is for these women. It is so awesome to me that she was able to just pour into these women in a way that wasn’t to pity them but to uplift them.
So just who is Dawn Schuster and what exactly is The Rags Tribe?
Dawn is an amazing young British woman who has a dream to help empower women in their life after sex trafficking. This horrible experience is enough to shake up the life of anyone and once you’re out it can be hard to figure out “what’s next?” However, Dawn recognizes the importance of moving forward in life and being able to sustain a healthy life afterward. Out of this dream birthed The Rags Tribe. Dawn describes The Rags Tribe as a “Fair Trade boho clothing brand” in her interview with VoyageLA.The Rags Tribe is currently partnered with the organization Purnata that is on a mission to combat sex trafficking in India and rescue the victims. The Rags Tribe is a company that has become a place of employment for women who were previously victims of sex trafficking and are now on the path to recovery and a new life. These women learn and work to make these beautiful articles of clothing and in return are able to use the wages to move forward in life. Dawn’s website shares the graphic testimonies of these women who are the women behind each piece of clothing The Rags Tribe sells.
Each piece is handmade by the women that have been rescued. The one-of-a-kind pieces of apparel are made of all made of recycled vintage sarees. These pieces are not only a beautiful accent to your wardrobe but a reminder of Dawn’s message “You so easily could have been her and her you.” You can shop to support The Rags Tribe and receive a 10% discount automatically at checkout here or by inserting the code QUEEN at checkout.