Adorned in Grace is a non-profit bridal shop in SW Portland with proceeds going to raise awareness and prevention of human trafficking in Portland and beyond. The store is managed and staffed by volunteers and the lease is provided courtesy of Fred Meyer Corporation. All of the gowns are donated and whatever cannot be sold goes to the Adorned in Grace Design Studio. The Design Studio in SE Portland, inspires women to become advocates on behalf of at-risk teenagers. Volunteers teach young girls valuable repurposing and redesign skills while developing healthy mentoring relations.
Since opening its doors three years ago, Adorned in Grace has grown to become a favorite of brides looking to both buy and donate their wedding gown. Dedicated to its mission, Adorned in Grace continues to explore and expand connections with community leaders, merchants and concerned citizens to promote prevention and awareness of human trafficking and restoration for its victims.
The fastest growing criminal industry on the planet, human trafficking affects the lives of hundreds of thousands of children throughout the United States and over two million children worldwide. The average age of victims is twelve. Portland has become a mecca for this modern day slavery and has one of the highest rates per capita for the sexual victimization of women, teens and children in the United States.