THIS is the locally made t-shirt that could help rescue women and young girls from slavery and exploitation.
Renowned fashion designer Steven Khalil, responsible for the red carpet looks of A-listers from Nicole Kidman to Beyonce, is behind the striking new charity tee.
All of the money raised from sales will go to Australian charity Project Futures, whose initiatives aim to combat the insidious crimes of child exploitation, human trafficking and modern slavery.
“Partnering up with Project Futures to design a tee that would raise awareness for such an important issue was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down,” Khalil said.
“This issue affects not only Australians but women and children all over the world and it’s great to be part of something that’s dedicated to helping them.”
Media identity Zoe Marshall, mum-to-be and wife of NRL star Benji, is the ambassador for the limited edition design.
“These brilliant shirts support Project Futures and their work to stop human trafficking and sex slavery,” Marshall said.
Right now there are more than 45 million people enslaved globally, making it the fastest-growing criminal enterprise today.
Two million children will be sold into slavery this year alone.
As well as raising funds for the organisation’s lifesaving programs, Project Futures boss Clare Pearson hopes the eye-catching shirts also boost awareness.
“The tees are not only beautiful but helping to create a better life for women and children,” Pearson said.
“All the profit goes directly to helping end modern slavery and cover a range of services from medical treatment to psychological service.
“One t-shirt equates to one bicycle for a child to independently attend school each day, which means opportunities for future independence and employment.
“Five t-shirts cover all resources for the outreach program for one month, providing soap, education and food to women and children living in circumstances of homelessness and sexual exploitation.”
Casual lifestyle brand Citizen Wolf, who believe in producing ethical, local and sustainable clothes, has produced the organic charity t-shirts.