These sugar scrubs were handmade by individuals who are survivors of human trafficking who are working to create resilent futures and advocate for positive change. They include women, trans and gender variant people, queer people, people living with disabilities, Black and Indigenous People of Color, survivors of domestic violence and child abuse, criminalized populations, and refugees or displaced people. Through a skill development program with The Little Market, they have access to fair wage and empowering work environments.
Each program participant is involved with the Survivor Leadership Program at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (Cast). A nonprofit based in Los Angeles, California, Cast offers survivors comprehensive services, including a hotline, housing, social/legal services, anti-trafficking advocacy training, and a platform to create change. Cast also launched the National Survivors Network, which has platforms survivors across the United States at the forefront of the anti-trafficking movement, and Resilient Voices, a Los Angeles-based survivor empowerment group.