"I started my journey at Freeset when I was 18 years old. Freeset not only taught me to become a skilled seamstress, but how to manage my money and save. With one of my first savings, I bought a water filter. It was the first water filter I've ever had in my own home. Now I'm 30 years old with a husband and a daughter, and I’ve been promoted as one of the lead sewing trainers at Freeset. Working at Freeset has allowed me to see a different future for not only me, but my daughter too. Now I am saving money so my daughter can go to college." - Joti, Freeset Kolkata employee
Freeset began in Sonagachi, one of Asia’s largest red-light areas with approximately 10,000 sex workers, many of whom were taken from homes in villages and communities across West Bengal. The women of Freeset longed for a better life. Because of the opportunity to work making bags and tshirts, it has been possible to build new homes and a new community of freedom in Kolkata, India. Freeset Trust has been launched to provide better counseling and care for staff and community.
Every woman who finds freedom through Freeset also brings freedom to her family. They find hope for a brighter future and the means to make it a reality. As the business has grown, a positive community has emerged calling itself the “Freeset family.” This family not only supports its own members, but impacts the wider community. Their common understanding is “We’re in this together.” Today, more than 250 women work at Freeset in India.
This petite zipper pouch is perfect to hold pencils, crayons, makeup, and more. It's the perfect size to throw in your purse when you're on the go, or send with a kid in their backpack to school. Durable cotton in a beautiful blush color with gold hand drawn circles.
Made in India
4.3" width x 9.1" length
Cotton Canvas; Nylon Zipper