As I was reading the August issue of VOGUE magazine on my way to work, I couldn’t wait to write this post! Jumping out of the page I read, "FLASH…Social Responsiblity" a story on the 2011 CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear winner, Prabal Gurung, (by Katherine Bernard) and his fight against human trafficking in Nepal!
Gurung is currently working with Maiti Nepal, a charity that provides aids for victims of human trafficking, and has been named a Goodwill Ambassador for the organization. Maiti Nepal was founded in 1993 by CNN Hero award recepient Anuradha Koirala.
“A society [free from] human trafficking is possible and we must realize that it is our responsibility to make this world a better place for all mankind,” the designer told The Kathmandu Post. “By simply stating our desire, we sow the seeds of great change,” says Gurung.
To get the story in full be sure to pick up the August issue of Vogue and turn to page 102!