Sunday, October 4, 2009

International Musical Star Trombone Shorty Rocks Global Recess in Concert!!!

New Orleans musician, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, performed in Philly Friday night wearing Global Recess! Trombone Shorty headlined World CafĂ© Live’s 5th Anniversary Celebration with his band Orleans Avenue. Shorty wore a Global Recess “Stop Human Trafficking” v-neck t-shirt during his performance in front of a crowd of hundreds.

Shorty is a New Orleans musical prodigy and a member of a musical family. He was born and raised in the Treme neighborhood, which is also the birthplace of Louis Armstrong. By the time he was 12 Shorty was a professional working musician mesmerizing stars such as U2's Bono. He has shared the stage with legends such as Lenny Kravitz, Wynton Marsalis, U2 and Norah Jones. Shorty's current style fuses jazz, funk, hip hop and rock with brass instrumentation that astounds fans of all ages, races and creeds. Currently touring with his band Orleans Avenue, Shorty continues to bring New Orleans flavor and “supafunkrock” to fans the world over.
Check out the pics from the concert below:

Visit our online store to buy the “Stop the Traffic” v-neck tee and learn more about the human trafficking global crisis: Learn more about Trombone Shorty at

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fatal Promises

Yesterday I went to a screening of the film, Fatal Promises. (
Fatal Promises is an in-depth look into the scourge of Human Trafficking. Through personal stories of victims of trafficking and interviews with politicians, non-governmental organizations and activists, Fatal Promises cleverly juxtaposes the brutal realities of Human Trafficking suffered by victims and battled by activists, with the hollow rhetoric of politicians and pundits who claim to be making significant strides in combating this horrific crime against humanity. Fatal Promises features interviews with Kevin Bales, Gloria Steinman, Emma Thompson and others.
It was a very powerful documentary that gave the viewer a glimpse into the stories of victims of trafficking, both men and women. These victims told their stories of being given false promises for a better life, only to be trapped, sexually exploited, and forced into labor. The women were raped several times a week, forced to work in adult men’s clubs, and forced to sleep with multiple men. If they didn’t meet financial goals, they were abused or murdered. The men also suffer, being forced into harsh labor in unbearable living conditions with no food for days at a time.
This is a harsh but true reality. This illegal and inhumane activity MUST BE STOPPED.

For every "Stop Human Trafficking" T-shirt or tank you buy, Global Recess will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Project to End Human Trafficking (PEHT). PEHT's work includes direct service to victims, educational outreach, anti-trafficking coalition building as well as collaborations with other national and international anti-trafficking organizations.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Emarie Wears Newest Global Recess Design on Red Carpet!!!

Emarie attends the Marie Claire and Lifetime Television event celebrating “Project Runway” Season 6 last week. The event was held in New York September 17 and was sponsored by L’oreal Paris, Garnier, Miramax Films as well as The Weistein Company, who produced the show.

The champagne silk top is our newest item and is under our “Military Use of Children” design line. View the pictures from the red carpet below to see the top, which will be available at our online store soon!
Emarie on the red carpet at the “Project Runway” Season 6 celebration event wearing the latest Global Recess top!

Emarie with fellow “Project Runway” models Kalyn and Erica

“Project Runway” judge and Marie Claire Fashion Director Nina Garcia

Designer Nicolas, Emarie with models Erica and Kalyn, designer Gordana and her daughter

Emarie with fellow “Project Runway” models and designers on the red carpet

Global Recess Participates in its First Event!!!!

Global Recess participated in the Sunset Event at Pranna in New York Labor Day weekend. The event was a huge success and featured models wearing Global Recess’ entire Fall 2009 collection! View the photos from the event below.
Emarie, wearing a Global Recess Face the Facts Racerback Tank, with 106 and Park’s DJ L and fellow “Project Runway" model Ebony Jointer, wearing a Global Recess Two Toned Fire Dress

Other event sponsors were BlackLight Entertainment, The League and Eugene Thomas and Grae Enterprises.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Global Recess Founder, Emarie on Project Runway Tonight!!!

Global Recess founder and fashion model Emarie Wiltz, is a cast member on Project Runway and Models of the Runway. Both shows air tonight on Lifetime! 10PM ET/PT and 11 ET/PT

About Emarie:

Erica "Emarie" Wiltz is a young woman on the rise; a proud mother and a native New Orleanian, an accomplished model and an up-and-coming entrepreneur, a New York University marketing major and a warm-hearted humanitarian. She has traveled working as a model both domestically in the United States and as far away as Southeast Asia. Wiltz also appears as a cast member on the sixth season of “Project Runway” and the debut season of the show’s spin-off, “Models of the Runway” on Lifetime. Wiltz has used her successes as a model to step behind the scenes of the fashion industry. The results: marketing management for Fortune 500 fashion companies, the production of advertising campaigns featured in New York City’s Times Square and the production of countless numbers of fashion shows. Now, Wiltz’s energy is focused on her own company, Global Recess.

Global Recess Apparel is Here!!!

Our mission is simple--To spread global responsibility through fashion. Global Recess builds awareness and promotes action toward global issues that are often overlooked or unheard of, including but not limited to: human trafficking, the military use of children, and poverty. Global Recess t-shirt designs tell stories and are inspired by abstract art. Each issue has its own unique design, yet maintains a cohesive brand identity. A portion of the proceeds of each sale is donated to a selected organization combating that specific issue, thus fostering a “Global Recess.” Each shirt’s packaging includes a short description of the issue it is combating and information regarding the charitable organization receiving the proceeds.

Global Recess was founded in 2009 by model/entrepreneur Erica "Emarie" Wiltz. Her international travels as a model exposed her to many crises that wreak havoc on the lives of people they affect and inspired her to take action and do her part. Emarie combined two of her passions--fashion and being of service to others--to create Global Recess, “Fashion for Humanity."