Following our last extremely successful launch our girls have been working hard to improve their skills to bring you a bigger and better line this Summer!
When Tanika first met the girls, they were living in extreme poverty, with no source of income, they had had to drop out of school to look after their siblings, they couldn’t speak English and they were all at very high risk of sex and drug trafficking.
Today, they are earning a living wage for themselves and their families, they have developed their seamstress skills and are able to make beautiful pieces, they are attending classes in maths, English, health and life skills, they are in a safe working environment and they are so, so happy. We are so incredibly proud of how far our girls have come and it couldn’t have been possible without the love and support coming from each and every one of you.
With our next launch, we are hoping to replicate our You&Mei program with another group of girls to teach them valuable skills and give them the chance to be educated again and provide for their families. This time we are hoping to go right to the border of the sex trafficking district and help girls in this area through our program, to take them off the streets and save them from sex trafficking. This dream of ours will only be made possible through the funds we raise from the launch of this second line. Each and every one of these pieces has been made with the hope to bring safety and security to more young women.
Our girls have been working so, so hard to bring this line together and their skills have grown beyond our wildest dreams. From the first line, which was beautiful but basic, where only two of our girls were confident at sewing, to our second line where every one of our girls has refined sewing skills that they have showcased in the incredible pieces they have created. This line is centred around bright colours and beautiful patterns, with pockets, buttons, frills and all! The quality of this second line has increased immeasurably and we couldn’t be prouder of all of the work these girls have put in to create these beautiful pieces for you.
It is with absolute pride and excitement that we present to you a sneak peek of You&Mei’s Spring/Summer 17 collection, which will be made available to you on Monday the 11th of December at 9 am on youmeilabel.com:
If you’ve absolutely loved what we’ve shown you in this sneak peek (and we’re sure you have) make sure you head over to our website youmeilabel.com on Monday the 11th of December to buy some INCREDIBLE clothing and support our dreams of helping many more young women escape poverty!