Why do we have too few women leaders: Sheryl Sandberg

As part of Made for Freedom's 31 Days of Strength and Dignity we are also showcasing TED talks by powerful women. As the COO of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg is one of the biggest role models in the world and an inspiration for women looking to break the glass ceiling. In this famous TED Talk Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their profe…

2017: It's time for a Fashion Revolution

Made for Freedom is proud to participate once more in Fashion Revolution in 2017. To learn more about this incredible movement for ethical and sustainable fashion, that aims to truly change the world, read on. We've highlighted excerpts from Fashion Revolution's Whitepaper. Read more here.On 24 April 2013, over 1,130 people were killed when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dh…

Meet Ning Lam Lun

We were so honored to be featured by KTVI FOX 2 News in a recent story, "St. Louis startup empowering refugees victims of sex trafficking." Click here to watch the video of the story that was broadcast on February 16, 2017.Ning Lam Lun's family fled the war torn country of Burma because of the military.“They pull the people; any people, not just my family, sometimes all the village. Too scary…

Made for Freedom takes home $2,500 in Catapult Competition by Mastercard

At the end of last year, we had the great honor of being selected to participate in the Catapult Competition, organized by The St. Louis Business Journal and MasterCard. In the competition, women-owned businesses were selected to compete for a $10,000 package of technology services courtesy of MasterCard. Our founder Dawn Manske applied to be in the Catapult Competition and…

Freedom from Human trafficking

At thirteen, Sonali* was stolen from her village, dragged to the back streets of Sonagacchi and sold into prostitution. Her first customer drugged and raped her unconscious body.Sonali now has a job she enjoys which provides for her needs as well as opportunities to further her education.Human trafficking is the third largest illicit industry after arms and drugs. In 2010 Interpol said human traff…

White Tee Series: Part 1

With its minimalist charm and versatility, the white shirt is the casual cousin to the little black dress and a staple for any woman’s wardrobe. The white tee can be worn at any time of the day and during any season, but there is something about summer that makes a white tee even more alluring. Made for Freedom has come up with a five part White Tee Series that will teach you how to style you…