Ethic Goods empowers survivors of human trafficking through their partnerships with holistic care non-profits in South East Asia. Ethic Goods provides employment for the survivors through the creation of meaningful jewelry, connecting consumers with their stories.
Ethic Goods founder, Maegan began working with survivors during her senior year of college when traveling to Burma with a family friend. Through this experience she was able to connect with different organizations who helped women and observe the positive impact these organizations had in the lives of survivors. This experience changed Maegan's life. While Maegan admits the trafficking issue as a whole can be incredibly overwhelming, she felt that because she was introduced to survivors on a personal level, this inspired her to continue her work empowering women.
Eventually, Maegan began working with a church that brought teams from the U.S. to Thailand to combat trafficking. Through this journey, Maegan was able to gain hands-on experience and noticed the need for an economic empowerment program. During a trip in 2011 Maegan decided to do an experiment. She bought a handful of jewelry to bring back to the U.S. and sell. The jewelry she brought back sold quickly and confirmed that people were interested in purchasing products that empowered others. This inspired her to draft up some designs of her own and led to the founding of Ethic Goods.
Ethic Goods designs the jewelry and then partners with anti-trafficking organizations on the ground in Thailand to create economic opportunity for the women through the craft of jewelry. Ethic Goods has also expanded to work with organizations in Ethiopia for leather working and their melted bullet case jewelry. The bullet cases are melted down and turned into beautiful beads in order to signify something bad transforming into something good.
After launching the bullets to beads line of jewelry, Maegan wanted to create another line of products that would share stories of dignity and allow consumers to view these survivors as strong women who have overcome. This inspired the launch of the Morse Code collection...one of my personal favorites! Each bracelet uses beads to spell out a unique word in morse code. These are words of inspiration such as hope, strength, and courage; words that both the customer and the survivors can identify with.
I love Ethic Goods accessories! They are fun, empowering, and have a story to tell. The Saam Block Necklace can be worn as a single strand necklace, double layer necklace, or even a bracelet. This is the perfect multi-use accessory for fall. The unique beads on my Morse Code Bracelet spell out hope. I enjoy that this bracelet connects stories of inspiration. I encourage you to check out Ethic Goods products and find a word that speaks to you.