Jill Rolfes grew up right here in Loveland, Ohio. She remembers Loveland before the nice restaurants, walking and bike paths, and the typical summer evenings of live music and crowded parking lots. Downtown Loveland may not have been so “cool” before but that’s all changed now.
In school she loved reading and history because it was all in story form. But Jill’s story came with its difficulties as well. Her home life in high school was not easy and taught her how to act like everything was ok with her friends. She also found herself in an abusive relationship. The type of relationship that makes one feel not worth much and trapped. She was able to find a way out of it but it was those experiences that led her to what she does today.
Now Jill owns the company Deliberate Designs, which is a Fair Trade company. Fair Trade focuses on paying a fair and living wage to makers and workers in 3rd world countries. This directly helps fight against human trafficking. A common issue with products made and imported from 3rd world countries is that a lot of it is produced by slave labor. These people are forced into situations that make them feel worthless and trapped. By supporting companies that pay fair wages, Deliberate Designs is working to combat the massive industry of human trafficking while also bringing high-quality goods to the United States.
You can connect with Deliberate Designs on Facebook or go to deliberatedesignsohio.com. If you are interested in finding out how to combat human trafficking locally you can go to http://www.endslaverycincinnati.org