By providing an alternative source of income for marginalized women, Malia Designs can lessen the likelihood that these women will be re-victimized or become victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation or Trafficking. Not only does this transform the lives of these women, but their children as well. Since the very beginning, our primary mission has been to provide this source of income to our artisan partners—lessening their vulnerability and empowering them to break the cycle of poverty.
Malia Designs accomplishes this using a three-pronged business model.
1 )Malia Designs’ products are made by Fair Trade producer groups that employ disadvantaged people in Cambodia, primarily at-risk women and the disabled.
2) We offer a high quality, fashion forward product that is geared towards the Western market. All of our materials our sourced locally in Cambodia and our Fair Trade production processes and use of recycled materials are also good for the planet.
3) Malia Designs aims to fight Human Trafficking by donating to organizations working in this arena.
Since partnering with Malia Designs, our producer groups have increased both their work force and salaries. With your support we can continue changing women’s lives for the better!
Malia Designs’ philanthropic efforts take the fight against Human Trafficking a step further by donating to organizations that fight Child Trafficking. Together with Stop Traffick, our philanthropic arm, we have donated over $100,000 for organizations in Cambodia and Chicago that fight Human Trafficking.
Through your purchase of Malia Designs, you too can “Carry a Cause” and make a difference in the lives of women and children in Cambodia and around the world.