Lauren Carpenter: From t-615 to BRANDED Collective
Most of you reading this are probably already familiar with the social enterprise formerly known as t-615. It’s probably what brought you here. If you don’t already know, t-615 has rebranded itself as BRANDED Collective, a business that employs survivors of human trafficking who work with local artisans to craft a line of jewelry from recycled metals that were ethically manufactured in the United States. The jewelry is traceable from the earth to your bodies. BRANDED Collective also donates 25% of its profits to anti-human trafficking efforts.