Freeset’s response to COVID-19
On March 23rd, 2020 the Prime Minister of India announced a 21-day Nationwide Lockdown to contain Covid-19. This has led to an effective stop on all gatherings and operations. In support of the Government of India’s efforts to combat the pandemic, we are halting our ground operation and will resume from the 16th of April. Our management, office staff and social workers are working remotely to keep Freeset functioning while following social distancing guidelines.
Freeset exists for the many women who have never had the choice to be free. We care about the thousands in West Bengal, India who are vulnerable to sex trafficking. These women don’t get to choose their occupation, and we want to change that. We make bags, tees, and hand-woven fabrics, and love that we are part of India’s long tradition of cotton and jute production.