I am so excited to be teaming up with the BRANDED Collective. I have been a fan of this company since I purchased the signature cuff three years ago, and I can’t wait to share their story with y’all.
BRANDED Collective employs survivors of human trafficking from the Nashville based non-profit, End Slavery Tennessee. The women work with local artisans to design and handcraft the jewelry collection. Each piece is marked with the initial of the woman who made the cuff; you can find her story and share your own at voices.brandedcollective.com.
The company was started in 2012, it began with 100 numbers stamped on 100 cuffs. Now it has more than 20,000 numbers!
Many victims of human trafficking are BRANDED; their captors physically mark them with a number or symbol. The process is often violent: a forced tattoo, a burn or knife cut. The BRANDED Collective stands against this brutal practice.
The BRANDED Collective is working to put an end to human trafficking and spreading the word right here in Nashville.
The leather victory wrap that I am wearing in these pictures are from the BRANDED Collective and Mission Lazarus. They are teaming up to create jewelry that provides economic empowerment to these survivors. By buying from their collection, you are allowing others to WALK IN FREEDOM and they invite you to do the same. They have so many styles to choose from! Share your freedom story on social media with the hashtag #WalkInFreedom.
Spread the word about this Nashville company by wearing your BRANDED Collective, and learning the story they strive to share. By wearing their creations, and knowing the answers as to why and who create these pieces, is the best way you can share the stories of so many women. Help others to walk in freedom.
You can view their collection and purchase the pieces on their website: https://www.brandedcollective.com
Photographs: Audrey Joseph (@drejophotos)