What is ethical shopping?

Purchasing products that were made in a way that minimizes social and/or environmental damage or purchasing from brands that support a positive-purpose and/or give back in some way.

Amerie provides an opportunity for you to practice ethical shopping by providing brands that are ethically sound and positive-purpose brands! 

Facts (Purchased.org)

  • It is estimated that there are 27 million human beings enslaved in the world today. (notforsalecampaign.org)

  • 14,500-17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. annually. (U.S. State Department)

  • Human trafficking is the 2nd largest and fastest-growing criminal industry. (U.S. State Department)

  • Human trafficking is a $150 billion industry. (International Labor Organization) 

  • The average global price of a human being is $90.

  • The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 5.5 million victims of child trafficking worldwide.

  • Some runaway groups estimate that 1 in 3 young people is solicited for sex within 48 hours of running away or becoming homeless in the U.S.

  • The average age of entry into the sex trade is 13 years old (Shared Hope).

  • At least 100,000 American children are being exploited through pornography or prostitution every year (Shared Hope).

  • FBI estimates that nearly 300,000 American youths are at risk of becoming victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

  • The number of U.S. victims of trafficking is largely unknown.

One of the styles of handmade bags carried at Amerie are the Wayfarer bags from What Daisy Did. 
They are made from recycled military grade materials by citizens within the homeless community. They provide jobs, hope, and dignity to the craftsmen who create them!
Hear their story here!