At least 1.2 million children and young people are exploited in the global sex trade each year. It happens in virtually every country, even our own. Sex trafficking is now the third largest and fastest-growing criminal industry in the world. The U.S. petition to fight trafficking officially launched in The Body Shop stores and online at www.thebodyshop.com/stop.
The Body Shop is also releasing a special edition Soft Hands, Kind Heart Hand Cream ($7), with approximately $5 from each purchase donated to ECPAT USA to help change the lives of millions of children and young people who are the victims of trafficking.
We got the chance to chat with cause supporter Katrina Bowden from the television show 30 Rock! Check out our interview below:
Fitness: You look amazing. How do you stay so fit?
Katrina Bowden: I work out with a trainer and he incorporates a lot of yoga and pilates into our strength training workouts…Living in New York you end up walking around so much and I think that’s so important too, just staying active.
F: Your lashes are so long! What mascara are you using?
KT: Lancôme Definicils. My favorite.
F: Why is being a supporter of “Stop Sex Trafficking of Children & Young People“ so important to you?
KT: It’s very important to me because I personally didn’t know how big of an issue it was around the world. Millions of children a year are sex trafficked. I think it's so wonderful that The Body Shop is forming this petition and giving people such an easy opportunity to sign and to help out just by going to their website…or into any of their stores. Anything we can do to help I think is really important.
F: Do you have any favorite Body Shop products?
KT: Yes. I love their body butters I love the coconut and the mango! They have great scents.
To sign the petition and find out more please visit www.thebodyshop.com/stop.
-Julianne Carell, Beauty Intern