The World's First Ethical Hair Extensions

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Dan Choi, founder and CEO of Remy NY, said that he began his hair extensions company after he was “approached by a homeless, barefoot, young girl dressed in tattered clothes” who was “looking for any means of survival” in Vietnam. The heart-breaking and desperate encounter led Dan Choi to find a way to help improve the lives of Vietnamese women living in extreme poverty.

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By paying the women high wages for their long or short hair, Remy NY is able to offer the world’s finest quality virgin hair while avoiding unethical costs to human rights.

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The exploitation of Vietnamese women for their time-invested hair involves illegal hair dealers offering to pay only $1-$10 U.S. dollars or cutting and stealing their ponytails in public.

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Remy NY does not participate in the dark market of human hair extensions, in order to help empower and better the lives of underprivileged Vietnamese women.

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