Since 2006, Joana founded the charity organisation EXIT in Vienna to counsel victims of human trafficking. In 2012, during a handicraft workshop with 6 women who had been victims of trafficking, the idea to create a social business was developed. We gathered our private funds and traveled to Lagos, Nigeria where we started off by renting a room for production. The challenge began. No substantial know-how, poor infrastructure and lack of sustainable raw materials. We started training 2 women and later expanded our production to a new location, now currently with a 60 meter square location. Thanks to our major investors, crowd investors and the Austrian foreign ministry, we have been able to train over 65 tailors/producers intensively. We are currently building our distribution channels in Europe, so as to generate enough revenues to continue our training because we have over 1000 registered potential network menders. In 2016, we started to develop a digital training platform, from our youtube channel to a training app called HubCouture. We believe that our journey is still beginning. As we are not currently employing, if you would like to join our team on a voluntary basis, please visit the EXIT page here.