Freeset is in business for freedom.
They're a fair trade business offering employment opportunities to women living in India trapped in the sex trade. Freeset opened its doors in 2001 with 20 women longing for their freedom. Now, in 2012, Freeset employs over 180 women who make close to 1000 quality bags a day--among other things.
One of the bags they make is the Hope Bag.
It's a jute bag with cotton lining and a braided Sari handle with a Sari band around the top. It is a great bag! The perfect size for a purse, diaper bag, shopping bag...not too small, not too big. It's a unique piece that will hopefully spark some conversation about the wonderful women who made it.
I don't think this issue gets the air time it needs. The only way to spread awareness is to talk about it, blog about it...support businesses that already have their foot in the door helping these people. Something needs to be done--one person at a time.
Today I'm giving away a Hope Bag to one lucky reader!
To enter, leave a comment and tell me what other bag, besides their Hope Bag, you like.
For a second entry post about this--and link it--on Facebook and let me know in a separate comment.
I will randomly draw the winner at noon on Christmas Eve (when the giveaway ends) and will notify you via e-mail or Facebook :)