This Saturday (11/21) and Sunday (11/22) we are partnering with Freeset. Being dominantly an all woman’s company, their mission hit us straight in the heart. What exactly is Freeset? Freeset is a fair trade business offering employment to women trapped in Kolkata’s sex trade. They make bags and organic tees, but their business is more than just that. It is about freedom. “Freeset is located in Sonagacchi, the largest, most infamous sex district in Kolkata, India. Within a few square miles more than 10,000 women stand in line selling their bodies to thousands of men who visit daily. Many are trafficked from Bangladesh, Nepal and rural India. For others poverty has left them without options. The cries of their hungry children drive them to sell their bodies.” – Freeset In India, prostitution is big business and thrives on exploitation and slavery, robbing the poor of dignity and innocence. We as a world need to be aware of this violence against women and girls or it won’t end. We all must use our own voice to bring awareness to the issues facing women and girls worldwide and create a culture of intolerance for the degradation of women through violence. To find out more about Freeset’s fair trade and environment values, visit: www.freesetglobal.com We couldn’t be more supportive of their mission and drive to bring freedom to woman everywhere. In addition to 100% off Freesets proceeds going to Freeset, 20% of all Sweaty Bands sales that happen in our warehouse this Saturday and Sunday will benefit Freeset as well. Come join us at the pink door!