Ethic Goods provides economic empowerment for women rescued from human trafficking, and those at risk of exploitation. We work primarily in South East Asia, and partner with nonprofits that provide holistic care (counseling, education, and healthcare), focus on strengthening the family unit, and have demonstrated a community centered approach. They also believe business has a role to play in empowering the women they work with, which is where we come in.
EACH PIECE IS HANDCRAFTED BY THE WOMAN IT HELPS EMPLOY.
THROUGH WEARING ETHIC GOODS, YOU BECOME A MEANINGFUL PART OF HER STORY,
AND GIVE FREEDOM TO WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD.
Ethic Goods was founded in 2011 on the idea that fashion can empower. After visiting several anti-trafficking groups in Thailand, Maegan Hawley discovered one thing the men and women impacted by trafficking had in common was the need for employment in a safe environment. Most of them were skilled artisans who were already making jewelry, but many were struggling to grow their businesses.
That’s when the idea for Ethic Goods hit: she could help expand the artists reach by selling jewelry in the US. Maegan bought as much as her suitcase could carry and it quickly sold out! Soon, she was placing new orders and connecting with other artisan groups -- and launched the first ever designs unique to Ethic Goods.
In 2018, Bethany Strumpell, Jenilee Hurley and Katie Gonzales joined as co-owners and have been working hard to expand and grow Ethic Goods into what it is today. We are still firm believers that fashion can empower and it is our dream and goal to increase the impact that Ethic Goods has on the women we work with and the world. Ethic Goods is based in Washington, DC. We work with the artisans to design each line, and while we are designers by trade, our real mission is to use what we love (FASHION!) to help others across the globe heal, step into their potential, and leave a great legacy for their kids. We believe in solving problems creatively, living with purpose, and loving big. These artisans inspire us to live a beautiful life, regardless of what’s happened. We think their courageous, adventurous, and resilient spirit is contagious in each piece.