Human Trafficking: The Traffickers and the Victims

Each week we try to write a blog that somewhat relates to or correlates with our mission at Made for Freedom. As I was sitting here thinking about what to write for this week's blog, I realized that I don't even really know why human trafficking happens. How does someone get into this situation? What type of people are victims of human trafficking? So I did some research to find some answers. …

Uber Driver Saves His Teen Passenger From Her Pimps

I'm sure all of us believe this to be true, that sex trafficking is a horrible and disgusting industry that needs to be shut down immediately. Many of you, however, may think that this industry only affects people on the opposite side of the world and there's nothing you can do here at home to help. This is false. Women are trafficked every day here in America and it's possible that you…

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…