THE BRAVE COLLECTION
Inspired by the bravery of human trafficking survivors, Brooklynite Jessica Hendricks designed The Brave Collection with a desire to wash away the taboo associations with such a sensitive subject matter and create a catalyst for people to communicate about the reality of modern day slavery. Her collection features a range of inspiring symbolism, colorful cottons, and striking metals, all handmade by local artisans in Cambodia. Her most recognizable design reads "Klahan" (Klaa-han) which means "Brave" in Khmer (Khem-eye), the language of Cambodia. When you wear your piece, you join a team of activists that use fashion as a statement for real change. Courage is contagious.