Crowned Free’s Fashion Show To Benefit Human Trafficking Survivors

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Crowned Free is excited to announce its Fashion Show, on Wednesday, January 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm at 20 Monroe Live in downtown Grand Rapids. The show will feature Crowned Free’s 2018 Spring Collection, and celebrate the Difference Makers who support and empower survivors of human trafficking.

Crowned Free is excited to announce its Fashion Show, on Wednesday, January 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm at 20 Monroe Live in downtown Grand Rapids. The show will feature Crowned Free’s 2018 Spring Collection, and celebrate the Difference Makers who support and empower survivors of human trafficking.

Cost of tickets for the Fashion Show start at $25. A portion of all ticket sales will go to help support the Pillow Program, a sewing program that runs through Crowned Free’s partnership with Wedgwood Christian Services that teaches local human trafficking survivors the trade of sewing. After the show, attendees will have the opportunity to mingle and purchase products from our spring collection, as well as items from our the new #DifferenceMaker line!

Crowned Free and its representatives are offering a limited edition “Difference Maker” line of products this month, featuring printed messages such as, “She’s got that purpose driven, difference maker, save the world, type of vibe.” Products in the line include a survivor-made pillow, a survivor-made pouch, a women’s baseball t-shirt, a women’s lace belle shirt, a pendant necklace and charm bracelets.

“Our purpose is to make a difference in the lives of those affected by human trafficking. Partnership with organizations and the support of our representatives expands our mission to reach and restore survivors,” said Crowned Free's Chief Difference Maker and Co-Founder, Danielle DeSmit.

Crowned Free will also be partnering with Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University's Fashion Studies program to create some unique Umbrella themed fashion pieces. As part of their curriculum, a group of KCAD’s fashion design students will design and create “umbrella skirts,” which will be featured on the runway during the Fashion Show. “An umbrella holds a lot of symbolism regarding human trafficking. It’s a symbol of protection, covering and community, and symbolically represents what we do,” Danielle Desmit said. “We are very thankful for KCAD for being creative with us and being a Difference Maker. We’re so excited to see what the students come up with for their designs!”

In addition to giving back to organizations, Crowned Free supports survivors by creating employment opportunities for rescued women. Forty-five percent of Crowned Free’s products are made and signed by survivors from all over the world, including jewelry, women’s tank tops, children’s t-shirts, pillows, totes and pouches.

“There are different ways people can link arms with us to help make a difference in the fight against human trafficking. Whether it be purchasing our products, joining as a representative or being a hostess of a pop up shop, we are thankful for any support and efforts to raise awareness, and empower survivors of this global issue,” said Crowned Free's Chief Crown Officer and Co-Founder, Heidi VanderWal.

Since being founded in January 2014, Crowned Free has expanded to nine states with representatives in the Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Crowned Free employs survivors who create premier products manufactured both in the U.S. and throughout the world.

For more information about Crowned Free, please visit: https://www.crownedfree.com/

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