Fair Trade Freeset Bags from Calcutta

April 10, 2009 at 17:27 Leave a comment

We’ve stocked Freeset Bags ever since we opened the store; for us the Freeset project hits all the right buttons. Today we added a couple of Freeset bags to the online store – we’ll add more over this weekend.

Jute Freeset Bag

Jute Freeset Bag

Jute Tote from Freeset

Jute Tote from Freeset

Here’s the Freeset story:

Each Freeset Bag tells a story of one woman’s journey to freedom. She used to stand with 6,000 other prostitutes in a small but well known area of North Calcutta. She didn’t choose her profession; it chose her. Poverty does that. It robs people of their dignity and children of their innocence.

She still lives in the same area, but instead of selling her body she makes Freeset Bags. Now she has choices, the choice to work decent hours for decent pay, to re-establish her dignity in her community and to learn to read and write. Now her daughter won’t have to stand in the street selling her body like her mother used to. Freedom has been passed on to the next generation.

By purchasing a Freeset Bag, you become part of the story of freedom. Thank you!


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