Dawn Manske, the founder of Made for Freedom, is a woman who followed her passion to affect change for women worldwide. Dawn witnessed the atrocities of human trafficking firsthand during her 10 years living in China. After meeting children who were being used as slave labor and seeing a report with girls under the age of ten being sold to men she knew she had to do something to inflict change. Dawn started the social enterprise, Made for Freedom, with an idea revolving around her favorite international clothing, and the company has grown into a lifestyle brand carrying clothing, bath & body, jewelry, home goods, and more. They have partnered with over 20 restoration centers/suppliers around the world and provided over 25,000 hours of dignified employment for survivors of trafficking and those coming out of marginalized situations. She has been a guest speaker for conferences, news programs, and the US State Department to present on the impact of dignified employment in the fight against human trafficking. Dawn’s passion, stories, and insights into the fashion industry and supply chains will not only inspire, your view of how you can make a difference will be expanded.
On this episode Dawn shares her story and insight into how we can help women move into a place of safety healing and empowerment. She shares with us the 5 Key Components of Exploitation, situations that make people vulnerable to exploitation, and how to create a Social Enterprise: Where For-Profit Meets Impact.
Check out Dawn’s landing page for the audience and learn more about human trafficking here: https://madeforfreedom.com/pages/podcast-download, https://www.state.gov/national-slavery-and-human-trafficking-prevention-month/,