Equality News Update: Glasgow kilt firm joins fight against human trafficking

A city kilt company has joined the fight against human trafficking.

MacGregor and MacDuff, in Bath Street, is selling a range of products featuring the UN-endorsed Blueheart tartan.

It is part of the firm’s partnership with social enterprise Liberation Kilt Company, and has been announced to coincide with UN World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on Sunday.

Twenty percent of profits from the sale of Blueheart tartan fabric, which is woven in Scotland by Bute Fabrics, goes to the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons, which supports charities around the world fighting modern-day slavery.

Professor Giles Jackson, co-founder of Liberation Kilt Company which designs textiles promoting worthy social causes, explained: “By literally weaving these issues into the fabric of everyday life, we hope to raise awareness and inspire like-minded people to connect, create and act in new and meaningful ways.”

 

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lewisbainbridge

Information and Communications Assistant at Fife Centre for Equalities