The always-stylish Solange Knowles, hosted a luncheon on Friday, December 4, 2015, where she debuted her partnership with TOME’s third limited collection of White Shirt Project. The event occurred during Art Basel Miami, at Nautilus, a Sixty Hotel. The CFDA alumni designers, Ramon Martin and Ryan Lobo, first premiered their alliance back in June 2014 with the Freedom For All Foundation; the project’s main intention is to accumulate awareness as well as financial support to end human trafficking and modern-day slavery on a global scale.

Ever since the White Shirt Project launched, during resort fashion week in 2014, it has gained riveting success and has captivated the public’s attention. In fact, the emblematic white shirts, representing a clean slate and new beginning, sold out in a matter of 24-hours, during their first retail release in Net-A-Porter. The fascinating support has been truly rewarding for the sustainable fashion brand and FFA. Especially since all profits are going directly towards “helping grassroots organizations free the 27+ million people who are enslaved today,” as FFA’s founder Katie Ford stated.

Solange Knowles also expressed her gratitude of receiving the opportunity to co-design in the White Shirt Project 3.0 collection; saying “I am happy to stand alongside the important work Katie Ford and TOME have been doing here – it’s an issue very close to my heart.” Her exclusive collaboration with TOME will be sold once again in Net-A-Porter, the garments will cost $475 for the tie-up shirt, $550 for the polo shirt, and $695 for the polo shirtdress. There are high expectations that White Shirt Project 3.0 will be as prosperous as its previous endeavors, but most importantly will continuing saving innocent lives.

solangeAbout Freedom For All (FFA): FFA partners with on the ground organizations that create long-term, systemic changes to end slavery in the countries where they work and is committed to saving lives by freeing people who are held in slavery.

FFA also supports companies and their advisors on how they can save lives by following pre-existing measures to manage their supply chains and remediate problems within it. We recommend different initiatives and programs that will help eradicate the rampant problem of forced labor.


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Orianna Serrano is a former pre-professional student with Miami City Ballet School, she studied in the elite ballet school for nine years. She is currently attending Miami Dade College and one day hopes to work in the fashion industry.

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