KitePride is an Israeli, Tel Aviv based fashion social enterprise owned by Israeli NGO Hope Center and German NGO GlowbalAct. We create functional, one-of-a-kind BAGS from up-cycled kitesurfing kite, sail, parachute and wetsuit in order to provide jobs to survivors of human trafficking and prostitution. Through each bag sold, continuous jobs are created and fabric is saved from landfill.
HOW WE STARTED
It started with an impossible idea: end human trafficking and forced prostitution. According to the Jerusalem Institute of Justice, here in Israel, there are 14,000 men, women, and minors who are trapped in forced prostitution. Of those interviewed 76% of people want to leave but feel trapped due to a lack of employability skills, finances, and education. For most, finding a job is an almost impossible task. That is where we come into it. We provide safe rehabilitation employment by creating upcycled bags. Each unique, one-of-a-kind upcycled bag is sewn in our safe working environment by a survivor of prostitution and human trafficking. Founder, Tabea Oppliger started GlowbalAct, an overarching NGO with KitePride as an umbrella for profit.
Every bag is designed, and sewn by someone who has exited human trafficking and prostitution in our safe working environment.
HOW WE DO
Each bag saves fabric from landfill. We collect old kitesurfing kites, sails, parachutes and wetsuits from ocean lovers around the world who donate their old gear instead of trashing it.
Since 2018, we provided
Hours of safe rehabilitation employment
Upcycled kitesurfing kites, sails, parachutes and wetsuits saving from landfill
Manufactured one of a kind up-cycled KitePride products