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"I had been stalking Freeset online for years; frequently checking the volunteer page to see what they were looking for, regularly regretting the fact that I wasn’t a plumber or an electrician. My eyes lit up when I saw that the need for ‘Lean Production’...

We're Fair Trade all day, every day. But once a year it's great to celebrate with the rest of the global community and say 'yay' for World Fair Trade Day. Fair Trade organisations work towards creating economic opportunities, especially for those who are marginalised. Marginalised groups...

Every year during Fashion Revolution Week, the internet is full of consumers asking brands - "who made my clothes?". It's a time for sustainable, ethical and transparent brands to showcase their strengths in an industry that is sadly highly exploitative. We think it's great that people...

The Ethical Fashion Report for 2019 has just been released, and Freeset is rated A+, the highest possible score, and a badge we're proud to wear. The report titled 'The Truth Behind the Barcode', is a collaboration between Baptist World Aid Australia, and Tearfund New Zealand....

The girl watched as her older sister left the village, headed for the city. She was not quite a teen, the youngest of three girls. Before long, the man who took her sister returned. She too could work in Kolkata - wouldn’t she go with him? ...

Kundola’s story begins in Murshidabad, a district of West Bengal, and a high-risk area for human trafficking. She followed a sadly well-worn path that led to a brothel in Kolkata, but by a series of twists has now returned home to help other women like...

Jas recently spent three months volunteering with Freeset, starting with the Freedom Encounter and staying on to work with our production and education teams. She shares here about the profound effect the trip had on her....

It’s 9 am and the sun is already high in the sky, stirring up life in the alleyways, releasing the many odours of the earth. Outside the front gate at number 172, a woman crouches over a bamboo stick, curved blade in hand, shaving off impossibly...

From his corner desk in the narrow, shared office, Avishek Majumdar struggles for a moment to take his eyes off the computer screen. “Actually, we’re really busy right now. So many orders, but I’m happy, it’s really good for Freeset.”...

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