Today I have something a little bit different, I wanted to share with you a story about an incredible person, (who I am lucky enough to call my friend!) Angeline Lloyd, who has created her own charity helping young women in Indonesia.
Angeline was a successful fashion blogger, with a drive and passion to help others, who decided to use her influence for good. In 2014 she created the Love Thread Project and started collaborating with local businesses to fund raise for the Esther foundation, a live-in rehabilitation program helping young girls at risk. She continued this for a few years until earlier this year, she expanded her efforts and created her own social enterprise. Love Thread Project is dedicated to helping survivors of human trafficking in Indonesia and creating a better future for them. They do this by running monthly fashion and creative workshops where professionals share their knowledge to like minded people in the industry. The money raised from these workshops goes directly into the restoration program in Indonesia, providing workshops for young girls to gain skills in the fashion and beauty industries, while also enabling them to regain self pride.
Love Thread & Co is another part of the LTP, a sustainable fashion brand that collaborates with fashion designers to create capsule collections through ethical means, with profits going into their fashion program and supporting the artisans who create the pieces. Love Thread & Co is passionate about improving the standards which exist in the fashion manufacturing industry. They work closely to ensure that the conditions in which their garments are produced are of the highest standards. They also aim to inspire others to be aware of their fashion choices and hope to eliminate exploitation of people in the industry.
In order to continue the amazing work that Love Thread Project do, they need your help! They started a crowd funding campaign to fund all of their future ideas and expand even further. You can watch their inspiring video, learn more, and then donate, here!
On a final note I just wanted to say, I am so honoured to know Angeline and am constantly amazed and inspired by her vision. I mean, how often can you begin a sentence with ‘So, my friend started a charity…’