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Ethical Fashion - Freeset

June 3, 2019

 

If you know the story behind Tee Talent, you are aware that the company was created to address a social issue: the lack of employment opportunities for those with disabilities. We understand that entrepreneurship can reach goals beyond the financial aspect of a business. It can be a platform to improve people's lives. 


When it comes to the fashion industry, this has a more significant impact, because the textile industry can be evil, especially in developing countries where the labour laws are fragile. If you decide to have a product that has quality and also a social impact, we have a recommendation for you: Freeset.
Freeset began in Sonagachi, one of Asia's largest red-light areas with ~10,000 sex workers, many of whom were taken from homes in villages and communities across West Bengal. Through jobs at Freeset making bags and tees, this company worked to build new homes and a new community of freedom in Kolkata. After 18 years in the community, they employ over 250 women and supply blank and printed merchandise globally. They also launched Freeset Trust to provide better counseling and care for staff and community.

 

"After 18 years in the community, they employ over 250 women and supply blank and printed merchandise globally."


We had the pleasure to receive some samples of their t-shirts, and the quality is impressive. Very well done product, with soft feel made of organic cotton that fits comfortably in your body. Besides being an excellent product, Freeset has its social mission, which gives an additional sense of doing the right thing. Not enough? Freeset tees are made from 100% organic cotton, certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). That means their cotton suppliers use sustainable farming practices that don't rely on damaging chemicals, hormones, or preservatives.


We believe that Freeset is a very good option for those trying to establish a fashion brand, since it can add value to the social aspect of your final product, or for those companies that want to give away something more meaningful to their clients and staff.


Reach out to us, and we will be more than happy to help you to build a more social conscious product for your brand.

 

 

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