Society Active is a social enterprise fighting for those who have been enslaved within the Sex Trafficking industry in Australia and around the world. There are approximately 27 million slaves in the world today, with another person falling victim to slavery every 30 seconds. Sadly only 1-2% are ever rescued.
Co-Founder Emily Wade lived in Thailand as a teenager with her family who were establishing an orphanage for abandoned and neglected babies. In this period, she witnessed prostitution and human trafficking first hand. To say this experience was life changing for Emily is an understatement. It became a part of her.
After coming back home to Sydney, Emily felt she had to make a change, and start fighting for these victims.
Co-Founder, Brenton Parkes is a successful performer and businessman in the entertainment industry. Finding business success at a young age and with a growing social conscience, Brenton started to realise a burning desire for his next project to have a positive affect on many levels. In 2017 he met Emily and after starting Society Active, he knew it offered the opportunity that he was called to.
It's common thinking that this is a problem only happening overseas, but it's happening right here in our own backyard. Roughly 4,300 people in Australia have fallen victim to this 'industry' with numbers increasing at a rapid rate.
Since learning this, we've made it our mission to educate, and create awareness about Human Trafficking in the western world, informing kids and teens on what to be aware of, the signs of someone being trafficked, and how we can work together to see an end to this horrific problem.
We're working towards an ethical Activewear line, which will be manufactured in Cambodia. Our factory in Cambodia employs girls that have been rescued from sex slavery, trained up in sewing and patternmaking, and given job opportunities through the brand. We want to come alongside these victims to encourage, help them discover their innate beauty and worth, and help them dream again.
Society Active is a movement that will empower generations to take a stand against injustice and make this world a better place.