Our Vision

Educate & Eradicate


Slavery is a $150 billion industry affecting an estimated 21 million people worldwide. We are all connected to it - which means we all have the power to fix it. The fashion industry is one of the many culprits contributing to this problem, and the cure is Fair Trade Fashion. 

This unique project uses fashion as a platform for education and awareness around the realities of modern slavery as well as a space to celebrate the power of everyday purchases to support freedom.


Started in 2015, the Fair Trade Fashion Show brings together industry leaders, artisan fashion, and the local Los Angeles community to provide solutions to global issues. 

The Fair Trade Fashion Show is committed on ending exploitation in fashion.  

While our main focus is on the human component of fashion, we cannot ignore the other forms of exploitation pervasive in the fashion industry. The high ethical costs of fashion affects not only on the people it touches but also the animals and environments it uses as well. That is why our event is not only fair trade, but also entirely vegan and sustainable

Everything from our food to models to our runway collection is chosen with these values in mind, so you can enjoy an evening that isn't just beautiful on the surface, but is truly standing up against exploitation in fashion.

Fashion should be inclusive of all kinds of bodies and beauty, and exclude - to the best of our abilities – the exploitation of all people, animals, and natural resources
— Sica Schmitz, Founder of the Fair Trade Fashion Show