Yeonmi Park was born in North Korea in 1993. But life there was tough and she and her family were often forced to go hungry. After her father was tortured and imprisoned for black market trading, Parks family were branded criminals and cruelly marginalized. When Yeon-mi Park was 13, suffering from a badly done appendectomy and weighing only 60 pounds, she and her mother escaped to China. While in transit, the human traffickers helping them began pressuring the 13 year old Yeonmi Park for sex. Once in China, Chinese and Korean missionaries helped them move to Mongolia. South Korean diplomats later helped them to move Seoul, South Korea.
It was not until 2007 when Yeonmi Park arrived in South Korea that she finally felt she was free. Park and her mother had difficulty settling life in South Korea. Eventually they found jobs and Park began attending Seoul’s Dongguk University. She also became a human rights activist and began to speak out about human rights abuses in North Korea. Today she regularly gives talks about her experiences at venues all over the world and is an advocate for victims of human trafficking. In 2014 Yeon-mi Park spoke on The Reason and at the One Young World 2014 Summit which was held in Dublin, Ireland. That speech has been viewed on YouTube over 2 million times.
In her new Amazon released book ‘In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom’ released in 2015, Yeon-mi Park goes into great detail about her harrowing life in North Korea. She speaks candidly and with chilling accuracy about the oppression she endured in North Korea and the price she had to pay to get her freedom. Park talks about fearing she would die in an inhuman prison labor camp, from starvation, or from disease. She talks about risking her life for a bowl of rice, enduring sexual slavery, and why her journey to China was about more than just survival. The book bravely and defiantly gives readers insights into the painful, horrifying realities of sexual slavery, deprivation, oppression, and what life is like under a cruel dictatorship in North Korea.
Fabletics is a hot new workout clothing line that is getting a lot of buzz in the industry today. This is a clothing brand that has come along and caught a lot of consumers off guard. Many critics did not expect the brand to do as well as it has, but much of the success for this company has come from the sheer dedication of one of the co-founders.
Kate Hudson has done a great job in becoming the face of the Fabletics brand. She has taken it upon herself to market this company in a way that she believes will be beneficial to other young and middle-aged women that are interested in athletic clothing.
It helps to have lots of friends in the industry entertainment that are praising this brand. It also is good to have a consumer base it expands outside of the United States. So far Fabletics has expanded beyond the Internet with brick and mortar stores.
Elle magazine as highlighted some of the clothing that Kate is interested in. It has also given readers an inside look at what helped start the company. These various elements that have played a very important part in the growth of this organization over the years. Many people have become interested in what Kate is doing with the brand because it is new and exciting. Tons of women just have never seen the type of stylish workout gear that Kate has presented to consumers. She has a filled what has been a long time for years in the clothing industry.
People that come to the Fabletics website can see that she is very much a hands-on business leader that believes in modeling many of the garments herself. It shows that she believes in the brand, and that she is actually one of her own best customers.
The website is really helping this brand catch the attention of people that are considering working out for the first time. The new stores that are coming are going to also play a big part in helping those that want to try on the clothing before they buy.
The revenue streams for this company are very impressive, and a lot of this revenue is a result of the subscription service that a lot of customers are signing up for. It allows people to get special picks on various garments that are offered by Fabletics.
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What Fabletics has managed to do in the last two years has been awesome. The people that are checking out the Fabletics website will be pleased to see how the company is transitioning, but many fans of the site have been surprised to find that 100 stores are opening for this brand according to a Racked article.
People that check out the website get the chance to see FL2, Fab Kids and Fabletics. The FL2 brand is linked to Kate’s brother, Oliver, but Kate is the one that is leading people to the Fabletics brand. This is the fashionable brand that has become incredibly popular because it has managed to secure a lot of people that want to look good while they are working out. There are a lot of gyms that are being built. There are a lot of people that are impressed with the Fabletics, and the opening of more stores just seems inevitable. What most people would not realize is that the brand would grow so quickly.
More than a million orders have been shipped through the website, and it is still growing. The brand caters to a lot of different people, but the Internet is only going to help the brand get so far. The real potential growth is going to be seen when it comes to the level of physical stores that this company can maintain. More people are going to see how the company is able to thrive as the brand expands and builds a greater presence. There are stores that have athletic gear, but fashion has never really been the center of athletic clothing. It has always been more about comfort and durability.
It could be stated that this company is on the verge of something that great by presenting workout gear in a whole new way. Many people just started researching the brand online, and it looks like this will give customers a brand new way to shop for workout gear. The stores are going to be the good alternative for those that do not shop online. Kate Hudson has also been in business long enough to realize that some places are just going to get more attention if people can see and try on some of the merchandise.
The plans are already in place for more stores. This business is very hot right now, and that is going to be the best way to connect with a different generation of customers. It is very important to for Hudson to see that there are customers that do not shop online. Other customers that want to exercise may never look for a website. They may, however, do some shopping in physical stores and Hudson is preparing for this. Follow Fabletics on Twitter!