Fatso High Performance Peanut Butter and Peers Victoria launch a campaign that will see 100 per cent of profit from appearl sales go towards supporting sex workers in the community. (EatFatso.com)

Fatso Peanut Butter launches campaign to support sex workers in Victoria

Fatso will give 100 per cent of their profit from apparel sales to Peers Victoria

Owning a business is a privilege, says Jill Van Gyn, founder and CEO of Fatso High-Performance Peanut Butter, adding that much of the company’s success is thanks to the communities that have supported them.

According to a statement, those involved with Fatso recognize that the idea of community doesn’t always include marginalized, invisible groups and the organizations that seek to support them.

READ ALSO: Victoria’s FATSO one month after Dragons’ Den deal

This is why Fatso will donate 100 per cent of profits from apparel sales to Peers Victoria – an organization that supports sex workers and is run by sex workers – in order to raise the voices of the invisible and the marginalized.

READ ALSO: Sex workers advocate for a provincial bad date reporting system

Both organizations want to see sex work decriminalized and the stigma associated with the work dismantled.

Current and former sex workers, along with those involved with Peers, model the clothing that will help fund important services such as counselling, education and employment programming, along with helping to expand their night outreach program.

To see the clothing line visit eatfatso.com/pages/peers-and-fatso.



kendra.crighton@blackpress.ca

Follow us on Instagram
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Police watchdog clears West Shore RCMP in altercation that led to man needing 82 staples

The man pretended he had a weapon he would use against the police

Vehicle bursts into flames due to mechanical failure, occupants escape injury

View Royal firefighters were on scene less than five minutes after the first 911 call

No one injured in Saanich townhouse fire

Blaze may have been connected to fireplace use

West Shore RCMP snag suspect in early morning mail theft

Citizen call leads officers to quickly locate suspect

COVID-19: Trudeau says 30K ventilators on the way; 3.6M Canadians claim benefits

Canada has seen more than 17,000 cases and at least 345 deaths due to COVID-19

Logan Boulet Effect: Green Shirt Day calls on Canadians to become organ donors

While social distancing, the day also honours the 16 lives lost in the 2018 Humboldt Broncos Crash

COMMENTARY: Knowing where COVID-19 cases are does not protect you

Dr. Bonnie Henry explains why B.C. withholds community names

As Canadians return home amid pandemic, border crossings dip to just 5% of usual traffic

Non-commercial land crossing dipped by 95%, air travel dropped by 96 per cent, according to the CBSA

B.C. wide burning restrictions come into effect April 16

‘Larger open burns pose an unnecessary risk and could detract from wildfire detection’

B.C. secures motel, hotel rooms for COVID-19 shelter space

Community centres, rooms reserved for pandemic self-isolation

Look at hospitalizations, not recovery stats for COVID-19, B.C. professor says

Cases in hospital are a definitive count of people who have the novel coronavirus

B.C. First Nations want to launch fight of Trans Mountain pipeline approval

Last month, the Supreme Court of Canada decided not to hear five challenges about the pipeline

Most Read