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It’s hard to emphasise the other-worldliness of stepping from North Kolkata’s Central Avenue into The Cup café. Outside, there is such an astonishing and brash display of inner-city life and inside, the complete opposite....

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....

In Kolkata, everyone drinks ‘cha’, a delicious blend of tea, milk, sugar and spices that is sold from numerous roadside stalls....

The communities we operate in are marked by extreme poverty & social stigma. Freeset’s goal in going into business was to break the cycle of poverty and exploitation, and create opportunities for our community to live full and healthy lives....

Freeset is about seeing communities transformed, and we define communities as a group of people belonging to a place. So, when we talk about transformation, it means more that just seeing people’s lives changed. We also want to see the places they inhabit transformed and...

Freeset has some dreamers! And they dream BIG. Mina (one of the founding ladies) and Kerry (Director) cast a dream to see 10 000 women across West Bengal employed in freedom businesses. We believe in this dream, and know it will require highly...

Balika sends a special message to people around the world who are friends and supporters of Freeset: “Now that I have this work with Freeset, there is a better future for me and my family". Balika lives in a village not far from Freeset...

I've been thinking about what it must be like for a woman to go home again for that first time. No doubt it's a trip full of emotions that can only be answered once they arrive. Will the family know what I've been doing all...

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