The best trips are the ones that change us. For Jessica Hendricks, that was a journey to Cambodia filled with contrasts. While the rich culture and beautiful landscape were incredibly inspiring, the prevalence of human trafficking among young girls was deeply upsetting. Upon returning home, Jessica knew she wanted to spread awareness about these issues and empower women there.
Cue the Brave Collection, Jessica’s line of jewelry, which brings together her love of design and desire to help those who need it the most.
Monks at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh
The collection is made by artisans, hand-knotted and -stamped with the word “Brave” in Khmer, the language of Cambodia — a continuous reminder that courage is contagious. Brave’s artisans, most of whom are women, are from underprivileged backgrounds. Brave gives them the opportunity to work from home and be with their families or to work in a safe, fair-trade environment in Phnom Penh.
To further Brave’s mission of empowering women, the company donates 10% of each purchase to fight human trafficking.
This is truly the business of doing good.