All posts tagged: employment for victims of trafficking

TRAFFICKED Designs, Dottie Laster, jewelry workshop

TRAFFICKED Designs: Company Created to Employ Survivors of Human Trafficking

TRAFFICKED Designs is a New Braunfels, Texas start up company founded by Dottie Laster to employ survivors of human trafficking. Laster has been involved in the rescue and restoration of hundreds of victims across the country, and through the Bernardo Kohler Center she is accredited to practice immigration law. Using acquired skills of the survivors to design and create jewelry, art and other products, the company assists rescued victims to better assimilate back into society by learning skills to re-enter the job market successfully. The difficulty for victims needing a fresh start lies in a job market where background and credit checks limit the availability of meaningful employment. Resources for rescued victims are inadequate throughout the United States, clearly an area of need among every community whose budgets are at a minimum. Trafficking victims must have specialized care, safety from the traffickers, mental health treatment, and basics like food and shelter; then they need to be able to join the workforce and become self-sufficient. “SOS: Save One Soul” by TRAFFICKED Designs TRAFFICKED Designs introduced a line of handmade jewelry …


TRAFFICKED Designs Jewelry Making Workshop Introduces NEW Design

NEW DESIGN in HAMMERED COPPER MAKE ONE, DONATE ONE Monday, February 24 This is a “Make & Donate” class. The cost of the materials for the two bracelets is $15. The students make one bracelet for themselves and donate one to the victims of human trafficking, so that others may have a chance at freedom. We’ve had a great time making some simple chain and leather bracelets, but it’s time to step-it-up into some beginning metal-smithing. We’ll get to bang our hammers for metal forming and texturing, and we’ll get an introduction to patinas and riveting. Please bring a ball ball peen and a medium weight hammer (or raw-hide hammer), and a riveting hammer, q-tips, steelwool, any small pliers that you have, and a steel bench block. All of these items can be purchased locally at Hobby Lobby. Cost of class materials for 2 bracelets, $15.  New Braunfels Art League at 239 W San Antonio St., New Braunfels, Texas on Monday, February 24, from 1-3:30pm. To enroll in the class, please call Lynda Medore at (830) 358-0186. Dottie Laster of Laster Global Consulting and Bernardo Kohler Center heads up …