Thursday, November 19, 2009

Freeset Bags


Warning: today I will overload your reader with posts about great companies that either give back to great organizations, fight injustice, practice fair trade, or use American made materials.

I have a bunch of companies left to talk about, and only two more days left in the week.

Next week I want to talk about advent!


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Freeset Bags

What a great company. Please take some time to look around their website...let the faces behind these products soak in.

From Freeset's website:

Freeset is a fair trade business offering employment to women trapped in Kolkata's sex trade. We make quality jute bags and organic tee-shirts, but our business is freedom!

We would like to see the 10,000 sex workers in our neighborhood empowered with the choice of leaving a profession they never chose in the first place.

You can read how this business got started. The story is incredible.

Or you can watch this video.



Is it nuts that this video made crocodile tears run down my face?

I had to do some research. I wanted to know if this couple who up and moved to India with their children to love the poor are believers. They are.

Although these are Christians running a business they make it real clear this is not charity work. They want to empower the women in India, and their products are high quality.

Praise God for the work they are doing!

If you live in the US you can buy from Asha Imports or Better Way Imports.

If you live in another country check out the vendors in your area.

Who knew these great companies existed?

Now we do! So lets spread the word!

2 comments:

Will and Kate said...

Heather,

All these posts rock! Seriously.

Thanks so much for posting about this. I just LOVE this company and my freeset bag (purse)!

I had the opportunity to help raise awareness and build support for these women during my undergrad at the University of Arkansas. We were able to chat with some of these women and share their stories of hope and God's grace. As you stated, this isn't a Faith driven business, but rest assured He is given the glory...through this family, and these women.

How great is our God that He moves through companies and broken people like this, like us?

Hearing what some of these women dealt with and were put through still brings tears to my eyes. Literally, I can't talk about them without tearing up.

Thank you for sharing and highlighting their stories and the purpose of this company...

and all the other companies ones this week! I just want to find more people to Christmas shop for so I can give them all this cool stuff!

Love where your heart is leading you and for sharing with all of us.

-Kate

CarpioFamily said...

did you see that they will have shirts too starting Jan '10. So cute!