On Saturday, Feb. 4, Girl Set Free will host its first annual Black Tie Gala at the Akron Art Museum from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. The evening will include a plated dinner catered by A Taste of Excellence Catering, a silent and live auction, a fashion show by the Columbus-based non-profit, UNCHAINED, and a lantern launch.
Tickets may be purchased through the website at www.girlsetfree.org.
Girl Set Free is an ethical lifestyle brand using fashion and design to empower survivors of exploitation around the world. Every year, more than 1,000 children are trafficked into the sex trade right here in Ohio, with the average age of a trafficking victim at just 12 years old. Human trafficking is the largest international crime industry, generating a profit of $32 billion every year.
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Girl Set Free (GSF) is committed to advocating for justice as well as educating and reconnecting the consumer to the people who make their clothing. Moreover, GSF is actively reinvesting its profits back into the local community and around the world to provide education, empowerment and employment.