Stay tuned for our new Ruffles to the Rescue Release coming in August 2016!
For those of you who don’t know, for the past 5 years Mini Mooches has been a proud supporter of Destiny Rescue; a charity organisation who rescue and rehabilitate young girls, then teaches them a trade so they can stand on their own two feet. This gives them the opportunity to not have to rely on the sex industry that exploits young women in so many countries around the world. The work this organisation does really touched my heart; I couldn’t image my family selling me off to a brothel as a child to make ends meet or doing that to my own children; and this is a reality that so many families are faced with every day.
The sewing house I was working with sadly had to close down a couple of years ago so I recently got in touch with a few of the young women who ran production. I was able to provide them with some machines and now they have set up their own little sewing house. They are now small business owners that are paid the same rate sewers in Australia are paid so it is an ethical and rewarding alternative to manufacturing.
We are still very much a handmade in Australia brand but a couple of times a year we will be releasing special limited edition ‘Ruffles to the Rescue’ Collections which will be handmade by these girls and our newest one is coming out very soon! $10 from every sale will also be donated back to Destiny Rescue so they can continue their amazing work. These items will be sold on the ‘Ruffles to the Rescue’ section of our website.
My passion and love for fashion is mirrored by my excitement to be able to help give women a chance to work outside of exploitation and the sex industry. All these girls need is an opportunity to be released from an occupation no one should be forced into.
Feel free to message me if you have any questions and we’d love you to share this with your friends and family.
Much Love, Mel xo