A collection of INSPIRING stories and Fashion Inspiration
In a country like Cambodia, where poverty swallows opportunity and dreams, you’re limited and plagued by your ability to simply survive. Opportunity is not something that is handed to you in a place like this. Here you are too poor for an education, and in a place like this education is really your only hope. Lack of education means lack of skill - and lack of skill means lack of work. Lack of work ultimately leads to a lack of money. Are you catching on to the cycle?
Human trafficking is the third largest international crime industry (behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking.) It reportedly generates a profit of $150 billion every year.
He knocked on my truck window as I was preparing to back out of the market area. His face was a mess of grime; his hands filthy; his clothes torn and soiled. There he stood holding his hand out asking for money.
I knew this kid. He was part of a group of children our team served dinner to the night before. The Glue Kids -- children who no longer have a home and instead roam the streets of Poipet, the border town in Cambodia where we have worked for the past 10 years.
You see, we want to empower ladies in our program. We not only strive to provide an income and all the things listed above; we also desire to help promote other avenues for income. And right now that means helping our ladies buying piglets. Yes, you read that right! We're now in the business of pigs and jewelry.
I share a unique perspective in working face-to-face with Landmine Design artisans in hopes that you’ll see just how much your choice to purchase ethical jewelry matters. Every piece of Landmine Design jewelry sold impacts a multitude of lives.
I saw men check women out of a bar for the night (or a few hours), the way you check out a book from the library for some time and then return it...
At LandMine Design, second chances are everything. I would argue that second chances are the building blocks of our prevention program...
As I write this post, I'm deeply disappointed that I was searching for more. I listened as one woman after another shared about leaving her homes to travel illegally across one of the most humanly trafficked borders on the globe. Most made the journey every single day ...
There is a common denominator in the stories of human trafficking victims worldwide: vulnerability. And it must be addressed...
In 2016, Vanessa Parish, from Globus Family of Brands approached Landmine Design with an idea. Each and every year, Vanessa had a budget to find and purchase promotional products for Globus – we were able to design a more meaningful way for Vanessa to promote her company.
Our mission here at Landmine Design is and has always been to connect the modern world with the developing world through thoughtful design. Up until now we’ve focused primarily on women’s products. But we also recognize that women aren’t the only ones passionate about trafficking prevention. We recognize that it will take both women and men working together to end trafficking in our day. And so today we launch a piece just for you, gentlemen. We give you, The Advocate.
Landmine Design introduces an ethically produced collection of clothing sewn by a new group of artisan women working in Poipet Cambodia. Read their story...
Landmine Design is empowering women in The Minefield Village situated between Cambodia and Thailand by providing training and employment. While sex-trafficking is prevalent in this area, Landmine Design is a safe haven for women to gain a sense of community while receiving a fair salary through jewelry creation.
Passionate shoe blogger Jessica Lauren reviewed our Fall 2017 Collection and made a choice to start walking away from fast fashion. "I feel like sometimes we take our fashion industry for granted. We purchase the cheapest trends because the price is right. But have you ever thought of researching who is making your clothes?"
We won’t soon forget the gripping response of a young woman in our program named Srey Pov when posed with the question “What is important to you?” ...
Our Landmine Design favorites for Mother's Day!
A guide for giving gifts of inspiration, hope, and global change.
Ethical Christmas shopping inspiration.
Inspirational Christmas shopping guide.
As a creative, I'm always looking for ways to produce better work and further develop my self-discipline. Any opportunity to turn a new leaf is usually something I'm about...let's do things better. I sat down to share five things I've learned through the years...