National Sewing Month: Springsations

It is national sewing month and here at Made for Freedom we are spotlighting some of our partners. This week we are featuring Springsations, Who is making a difference in the fashion industry with ethically made fashion. Monday through Friday in Liang Ge Zhuang village, located in Chang Ping District of Beijing is Springsations. Known for making beautiful bags that Made for Freedom is proud t…

National Sewing Month - Freeset

It is National Sewing Month and here at Made for Freedom we want to celebrate it by featuring some of our partners, this week we are featuring Freeset.In 1999 Kerry and Annie Hilton left New Zealand and moved to Kolkata, one of the largest sex trafficking districts in Bangladesh. They lived in one of the busiest red light districts where over 10,000 women sell themselves every day. Kerry and…

National Sewing Month-Forai

September is National Sewing Month, We partner with many companies making a difference in the world. This week we are proud to feature one of our local partners here in St. Louis, Forai.Friends of Refugees and Immigrants (FORAI). Jennifer Owens, who is the Executive Director of Forai, got the idea in 2008 when contacted by email to host Refugee and Immigrant families that newly arrived to the Unit…

I Don't, But My Parents Say, I Do

In America, you would not think a twelve year old would marry someone in their twenties. Let’s be honest you would not think of a twelve year old marrying at all. Statistics show this is the case in several States across America.In an article from Good by Kate Ryan, shows us a statistic we don’t hear too often of. In the last decade, thousands of children have been married underage in the Uni…

Through a Child`s Eyes: A look into the world of child sex trafficking and abuse.

We never want to hear about sex trafficking and abuse, especially when it involves a child. Made for Freedom advocates for the survivors and those who want to escape. When we think about children going into trafficking there is the idea of kidnap or survival.Unfortunately, though another situation is parents who have too many children and our extremely poor, sell their children to survive them…

Going Back to School Ethically!

It is that time of the year again.Back to School! I know for most it is a dreaded time of the year.For some it is a great time of the year. Going back to school is always a stressful time of the year. It's time to get prepared by purchasing supplies, books and a school bag. After a few weeks you’re on your way and your bag breaks at the worst time. After several years of this, I can t…