What is a Freedom Business?

Freedom Businesses.

Profiting for people not from them.

Be the change you wish to see in the world by “wearing the change” with fashion forward purchases from The Shop for Freedom. Your purchases directly fight sex trafficking in Asia and empower women on their journey to freedom.

Learn more about our incredible freedom business partners below.

Freedom Business FAQs

What is a freedom business?

A business that seeks to fight human trafficking or commercial exploitation.

Who are your freedom business partners?

Our freedom business partners in India include Freeset, offering fair trade bags and t-shirts, and Sari Bari, offering hand-stitched upcycled Sari purses and home furnishings. We also partner with Starfish Project, making hand-crafted beautiful jewelry.

Could you tell me more about your freedom business partners?

Certainly! We currently partner with three incredible freedom businesses that care deeply about offering freedom, hope, and restoration to the women they employ.

FREESET: A fair trade business offering employment to women trapped in Kolkata’s sex trade. Freeset makes quality jute bags and organic cotton t-shirts, but their business is freedom! Freeset would like to see the 10,000 sex workers in their neighborhood empowered with the choice of leaving a profession they never chose in the first place.

SARI BARI: A freedom business in India where women who have been exploited in the sex trade or who are vulnerable to trafficking can experience a new life in the making. With each stitch, a life is transformed. With each thread, hope is woven into a woman’s future. Sari Bari produces beautiful hand-stitched blankets, bags, accessories using colorful sari fabric.

STARFISH PROJECT: Restoring hope to post-trafficked women in Asia. A jewelry business providing women with meaningful employment in a safe and supportive environment. Starfish Project seeks to develop each individual through on-the-job training and participation in a legitimate, self-sustaining business.

How do these businesses fight trafficking?

Freedom businesses employ women and men at high risk of being trafficked or who have been rescued from situations of exploitation.

Do my purchases really make a difference?

Yes. Your purchases help create jobs and provide sustainable employment for the vulnerable around the world. Your purchases not only positively effect the women employed, but also their families and communities as well. These women are trained, given dignified work, holistic services, a caring community and, most of all, hope on their journey to freedom.