Cat and King Nation is a unisex street wear line with a simple message: bring back hope.
By collaborating with anti-trafficking organization Beauty for Freedom (BFF), our mission is to empower survivors of trafficking providing hope and financial support. Cat + King Nation’s vision for the line is to utilize the power of fashion as a tool to empower women and girls who are survivors of trafficking globally through BFF’s sustainable programming. A percentage of proceeds from all sales of the capsule collection will be donated to this very worthy cause. Beauty for Freedom exists to empower survivors and at-risk youth of trafficking through creative expression and art therapies facilitating a strengthening of empowerment and self-esteem while cultivating community engagement and awareness.
Creative art is the perfect tool for supporting survivors of trafficking to begin to process feelings and experiences. Through this process of expressing difficult feelings in a safe, relaxing environment, survivors can begin to build confidence and a healthy means to process their emotions. Art therapy can help survivors rebuild their lives, provide them with stability and put them on the path to socio-economic independence.
Beauty for Freedom works in areas where there are high instances of human trafficking. Art making allows survivors to discover new talents, interests, and strengths as they progress through the recovery and reintegration process. To date, 2000+ survivors of trafficking and at-risk youth have been served through our Beauty for Freedom empowerment initiatives and teaching programs in Ghana, India, Cambodia, the US, Dominican Republic and Haiti. We support survivors who have experienced emotional and physical trauma, to realize their hopes and dreams and in-turn to ripple positive change throughout their communities.
BEAUTY FOR FREEDOM
GIVING A VOICE TO THE VOICELESS
Beauty for Freedom (BFF) is a Non-profit foundation, whose mission is to battle the crisis of human trafficking and empower survivors, raises revenue for survivors in the developing world with a fresh approach of self-worth and empowerment through the arts. We engage the industries of Beauty and Fashion as powerful allies in the light to end human trafficking through youth advocacy education/mentoring programs, public campaigns, our travel-abroad arts therapy workshops for survivors and events.
Beauty for Freedom exists to empower survivors and at-risk youth of trafficking through creative expression and art therapy. We work to bring about community awareness on the issue of human trafficking and engage communities to help improve lives of victims and survivors. We focus on skill development and improving self-esteem for victims/survivors. We work in areas where there are high instances of human trafficking. Additionally, our art and creative therapies provide opportunities for survivors to discover new talents, interests, and strengths while their recovery and reintegration process in underway.
Cat + King Nation has one simple purpose: to bring back hope. As a subdivision of the Cat + King brand, the Nation capsule collection takes a turn from the runway and heads to the streets. With this unisex streetwear line, Cat + King Nation has partnered with the non profit organization, Beauty for Freedom, in the fight against human trafficking. A percentage from each purchase will be donated to BFF toward the empowerment of victims and survivors.
As designers, we feel it is our mission to bring awareness to more ethical fashion causes. With fashion being one of the wealthiest industries in the world, making up 2 percent of the world’s Gross Domestic Product, it can and should be a platform for great change. Our hope is that by taking the initiative to create “clothing with a cause”, that we can lead by example and inspire other designers to do the same.
When we started Cat + King, our ultimate goal consisted of a future of missionary work through fashion, so partnering with BFF has been a dream come true. As we continue our journey with BFF, our plan is to host workshops where survivors and victims are able to express themselves freely through art and design. The customer wearing Cat + King Nation can know that they have directly benefited the life of an individual in need. Join the Nation today and the fight to end human trafficking.