The bags were manufactured (as all BASTIBASTI Apparel canvas bags) in cooperation with the >FREESET project – a charitable organization in Kolkata/India, which provides women a fair and safe workplace. Many of the women working at FREESET were previously forced in local sex trafficking.
FREESET enables over 250 women not only to work in a safe job environment regardless of their talent or experience, they are also taught basic skills such as reading and writing. Watch more interesting details about the project in the video below or at the >FREESET Website.
All our canvas bags are vegan and made of 100% organic cotton. Buying one of our bags not only supports us but also the great work of the FREESET team and the powerful women who have worked on those bags. Every single sold bag helps to provide the existing jobs and also helps to hopefully enable even more women to work at FREESET in the future:)
Our current FREESET cooperation bags: