Freedombound is excited to be partnering with Freeset, an incredible non-profit focused on disrupting generational poverty and sexual exploitation in India by providing survivors of human trafficking with jobs and security.
Freeset works to provide freedom to women who have been trafficked, by offering them an alternative choice of employment. They are taught sewing and screen printing skills, and are also provided physical, emotional and psychological support. Freeset women learn how to read, write, budget and handle their finances, plus they receive insurance and a pension.
You’re not just buying a Freeset product, your choice creates theirs.
Freeset exists for the many women who have never had the choice to be free. Freeset cares about the thousands in West Bengal who are vulnerable to sex trafficking. These women don’t get to choose their occupation, and they want to change that. Freeset makes bags, tees and hand-woven fabrics, each item is lovingly handcrafted with quality materials such as eco-friendly inks and certified 100% organic cotton. Freeset journeys with more than 200 outstanding women who have chosen freedom.
FreesetUSA is proud to be a 501(c)(3) non-profit distributor for Freeset and member of the Fair Trade Federation.
Freeset Fabrics is based in Murshidabad, West Bengal -- an area that is prone to the trafficking of girls. Here, 60% of the population is below the poverty line, and girls are generationally stolen or sold into the sex trade as a means to support their family. By providing work for these at-risk girls, Freeset offers a way for supporting their families, so they are never forced into prostitution in the first place.
Freeset Bags & Apparel is located in Sonagacchi, the largest, most infamous sex district in Kolkata, India. Within a square mile, more than 10,000 women stand in line selling their bodies to thousands of men who visit daily. Many are trafficked from Bangladesh, Nepal and rural India. For others poverty has left them without options - the cries of their hungry children drive them to sell their bodies.
Freeset’s goal is to transform the lives of West Bengali women by disrupting the generational poverty and sexual exploitation handed down from mother to daughter.