ADDRESSING THE CORE ISSUE
The MADE FREE® model was designed to provide sustainable social reform - addressing the root cause of slavery and human trafficking: poverty and the need for sustainable ethical jobs that empower. Handouts of food, clothing, and water may help today, but don’t necessarily change the circumstances for tomorrow. To win the war on poverty, we need address the core issues. For poverty to end, those who make our fashion need to make a livable wage. Every purchase supports a day of freedom for your crafter through a sustainable job that provides for a dignified, empowered, and sustainable pathway out of extreme poverty while reducing the risk of being trafficked or enslaved. Every item is made in a factory that meets or exceeds the World Fair trade Organizations (WFTO) standards.
Today, there are over 750 million people living in poverty*. Many work in South Asia’s fast growing apparel industry. There are currently 40 million slaves in the world. 40% live in India. 70% are females.** For slavery and poverty to end, those who make our fashion need to be empowered through a livable wage. MADE FREE provides ethical, well paying jobs to the most vulnerable who handcraft our quality apparel and accessories. Our mission is for one million people to be made free through self-sustaining jobs. Every purchase you or your organization makes matters.