Handwoven with hand twisted fringe
Dimensions (incl. tassels):
216 x 65 cm (85 x 25.5 in)
Freeset Fabrics is weaving freedom into the lives of the women of West Bengal and their communities. We provide women at risk of being forced into roles that exploit and oppress them with an opportunity for fairly-paid employment and training in the production of beautiful hand-woven scarves. So much more than a length of woven fabric, our core collection is designed to enhance contemporary classic style and complement many occasions, telling a story of a journey to freedom.
"Elephant" taste of India Tee print design, great for kids (and grown ups too!)
100% organic cotton
2-color print, front only
This trendy rucksack has multiple uses - perfect for a fun day at your favorite music festival or concert where hands free for dancing is important!
With this bag, there is no need to leave your small essentials like water bottle, wallet and camera unattended
40h x 32w cm --//-- 15.7h x 12.6w inches
100% organic cotton unisex tee with a Freeset logo print. A perfect way to show your support!
A beautiful reminder of the talented hands that make these products, this key chain features a signature of one of the women who have crafted them. Using 100% organic cotton canvas, the interior is lined with a recycled sari.
Picture is indicative only. Your sari pattern may differ.
10.5h x 3.5w --//-- 4.1h x 1.4w
Unisex 100% organic cotton Navy Blue Tee with quarter length sleeves.
Available sizes: XS, Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL, and XXXL
A thoughtfully selected bottle of wine can make a great gift but putting it into a beautifully made jute wine bag, takes a simple gift to a whole new level.
I watched in utter disbelief as a small boy jumped on the bus exclaiming, "Good Morning!" (in English, mind you) and opened up about half a sandwich bag of dry coffee creamer--his breakfast.....
I can choose not to eat dry coffee creamer for breakfast. I choose what college I attend. I choose where I will live at college. I choose what I will study there. I choose whether I will throw on a t-shirt and Chacos or dress up for class. I choose what I eat for lunch. I choose my friends. I choose my boyfriend. I choose if I will grab Starbucks or Juice Bar for a pick-me-up; I choose my job; I choose EVERYTHING. But the snake that is poverty has a funny way of wrapping around and around as it gets worse and worse until it is so restrictive and choking to a person that they can't move. They can't choose anything. They get what poverty allows them to barely grasp and they take it.
In 2015, CLF began to explore suitable community projects and, Michelle Pratt (CLF Founder/Director), Nik Webb-Shephard (Child Labor Free CEO) and I were connected with fellow New Zealander, Phillipa Rea of Freeset. Freeset is a social enterprise, based in Kolkata’s Sonagacchi district, which aims to free local women from the sex industry by providing them with the opportunity to learn new skills and earn a decent wage by creating fair trade, organic goods.
The Freeset factory also provides a social network for the women working in the factory and provides health, financial, counseling, housing and education support. The three of us visited Kolkata in March 2016, to conduct a site visit to further scope out potential projects. During this visit, we met with many of the women working in the factory. Hearing the stories of these women, who have left the sex industry to better support their children and families - and also to better care for themselves - you cannot help but feel pain for those who have never had a choice. It is in these moments you know you have to be a part of the change too.