Freeset - BLOG
Sample Cgblog feed
Posted by: media
Jun 3, 2017
Kerry Hilton shares some thoughts on the vision behind Freeset's new freedom business that will soon start in Dak Bangla, Murshidabad.
Read More...

Posted by: media
Oct 28, 2016
Co-founder Annie Hilton, even in midst of her busy schedule, found a few minutes to share with us her reflection on Freeset turning 15 years young.
Read More...

Posted by: commsdesign
Dec 9, 2015
"The puppy died", my husband said when I saw him this afternoon. He is an ex policeman and quite staunch but I saw a little tear trickle down his cheek. It wasn't really the puppy's death that was the problem, it was what the puppy came to represent.
Read More...

Posted by: commsdesign
Nov 25, 2015
This Christmas, the women at Freeset are singing and dancing their way to freedom and it's their very first time.
Read More...

Posted by: commsdesign
Oct 16, 2015
It may start small with an open door, a welcoming smile, and some new nail polish, but can lead to a life transformed.
Read More...

Posted by: John
Jul 23, 2015
Freeset Fabrics has chosen to make a difference by producing beautiful handloom fabric, where the supply chain is clean and demonstrates freedom for everyone involved from the sourcing and preparation of the yarn right through to the end product.
Read More...

Posted by: John
Jul 12, 2015
Watching trainees transform from shy, withdrawn individuals into women with a growing confidence is one of the privileges of working at Freeset. Kerrie Palma relfects on her friendship with one of these trainees this year.
Read More...

Posted by: commsdesign
Jul 10, 2015
Rhoda has been the Product Designer at Freeset Bags & Apparel this year. She takes a moment to reflect on her experiences. We ask the question, "Could you be the next Product Designer?"
Read More...

Posted by: commsdesign
Jun 12, 2015
Current Communications Designer for Freeset - Rebecca - answers a few questions regarding her role.
Read More...

Posted by: John
Apr 29, 2015
Freeset is looking to purchase a building that will allow it to move right into the gateway of Sonagacchi, one of the worlds largest red-light areas.
Read More...

Posted by: comms
Oct 20, 2014
The best thing about this work is that we are transforming lives... we are helping Freeset in their goal of finding freedom for women
Read More...

Posted by: comms
Oct 10, 2014
I decided that I wanted to sell fair trade bags, I wanted to guarantee that the people making the bags were being paid a living wage... I feel like I am making a real difference in people’s lives.
Read More...

Posted by: comms
Sep 26, 2014
If I were born into the same situations as the ladies of Freeset, I would hope that someone else would have the willingness to do something about it. Even if that someone else was half way around the world
Read More...

Posted by: John
Sep 25, 2014
A village visits gets John Sinclair thinking about the connection between education and opportunity in the quest to see real change in poverty-ravaged communities vulnerable to trafficking.
Read More...

Posted by: comms
Aug 8, 2014
Susan Kirk's second chance at life sparked her interest in helping the poor and oppressed, and led her to sell Freeset bags...
Read More...

Posted by: comms
Jul 31, 2014
The power of sales equating to freedom - the motivation for Liminal Apparel's involvement with Freeset
Read More...

Posted by: comms
Jun 24, 2014
Mark Wakeling wants to see a UK customer base practising "caring consumption" and views selling Freeset bags as a way to make a tangible difference...
Read More...

Posted by: comms
May 28, 2014
Better Way provides the US market with the opportunity to impact the lives of women a world away in the red light districts of Asia
Read More...

Posted by: John
Feb 17, 2014
Celebrate the joy and heartbreak of walking with women on their journey from brokenness to freedom - a personal reflection from Pip Rea who heads up the Freeset Trust's social services under the banner of Tamar. She helps support women through their recruitment and training to work at Freeset.
Read More...

Posted by: John
Oct 18, 2013
Kirsty Couper visited Freeset this year and spent several months in India and Bangladesh. She reflects on her experiences of what it means to be a woman living in South Asia.
Read More...

Posted by: John
Jul 28, 2012
At Freeset I see the brokenness and despair that result from years of abuse. Sometimes the joy of lives transformed fades and all I see is darkness. But last weekend I caught a glimpse of light...
Read More...

Posted by: John
Feb 24, 2012
I have walked away from my time in the Freeset business and community taking more from it than I could ever give. I have been taught so much by the women and further staff. But my journey does not end here. Enslavement is no longer distant...
Read More...

Posted by: John
Dec 12, 2011
Join us for Day 12 of Freeset’s Freedom Tour at Carey's for a feature story of one Freeset woman who is now free from human trafficking and how you can be a part of freedom today.
Read More...

Posted by: John
Dec 11, 2011
Join us for Day 11 of Freeset’s Freedom Tour at Chris's for a feature story of one Freeset woman who is now free from human trafficking and how you can be a part of freedom today.
Read More...

Posted by: John
Dec 10, 2011
Join us for Day 10 of Freeset’s Freedom Tour at Eryn’s for a feature story of one Freeset woman who is now free from human trafficking and how you can be a part of freedom today.
Read More...

Posted by: John
Dec 9, 2011
Join us for Day 9 of Freeset’s Freedom Tour at Teri Lynne’s for a feature story of one Freeset woman who is now free from human trafficking and how you can be a part of freedom today.
Read More...

Posted by: John
Dec 8, 2011
Join us for Day 8 of Freeset’s Freedom Tour at Freedom and Fashion for a feature story of one Freeset woman who is now free from human trafficking and how you can be a part of freedom today.
Read More...

Posted by: John
Dec 7, 2011
Join us for Day 7 of Freeset’s Freedom Tour at Jenni’s for a feature story of one Freeset woman who is now free from human trafficking and how you can be a part of freedom today.
Read More...

Posted by: John
Dec 6, 2011
Join us for Day 6 of Freeset’s Freedom Tour at Kim’s for a feature story of one Freeset woman who is now free from human trafficking and how you can be a part of freedom today.
Read More...

Posted by: John
Dec 5, 2011
Join us for Day 5 of Freeset’s Freedom Tour at Kris’s for a feature story of one Freeset woman who is now free from human trafficking and how you can be a part of freedom today.
Read More...

Posted by: John
Dec 4, 2011
Join us for Day 4 of Freeset’s Freedom Tour at Katey’s for a feature story of one Freeset woman who is now free from human trafficking and how you can be a part of freedom today.
Read More...

Posted by: John
Dec 3, 2011
Join us for Day 3 of Freeset’s Freedom Tour at Mitzi’s for a feature story of one Freeset woman who is now free from human trafficking and how you can be a part of freedom today.
Read More...

Posted by: John
Dec 2, 2011
Join us for Day 2 of Freeset’s Freedom Tour at Denise’s for a feature story of one Freeset woman who is now free from human trafficking and how you can be a part of freedom today.
Read More...

Posted by: John
Dec 1, 2011
Join us for Day 1 of Freeset’s Freedom Tour at Mary’s for a feature story of one Freeset woman who is now free from human trafficking and how you can be a part of freedom today.
Read More...

Posted by: John
Oct 30, 2011

It is perhaps understandable that poverty can drive people to do desperate things, but where do they draw the line? There are whole village communities in the desperately poor Murshidabad region of West Bengal, India livng in denial. They want to believe “Trafficking of young girls doesn’t happen in our village," when the evidence clearly says otherwise.

Read More...

Posted by: Kristi Griem
Aug 18, 2011
I am passionate about freedom: specifically for over 10,000 women in a red light district of Kolkata, India. I travelled to India to work with Freeset but you can change lives from from your computer, from your living room or desk.
Read More...

Posted by: Kerry Hilton
Apr 28, 2011

With so much happening around the world right now it’s hard to keep up with everything. The media are flat out covering revolutions and natural disasters in the likes of Tunisia, Japan, Egypt, Syria, Haiti and New Zealand. Modern technology delivers us to the very chaotic streets where the fighting or tragedy is, sometimes in real time. We are transported into the homes of those struggling for freedom or survival.

But what about responding to tragedies that have always been there?

Read More...