Made Free's mission is for one million people to be made free through self-sustaining jobs. Every purchase you make gives hope and opportunity for a life made free.
Handouts of food, clothing, and water may help today, but don’t necessarily change the circumstances for tomorrow. To win the war on poverty, we need to address the core issues. For poverty to end, those who make our fashion need to make a livable wage.
Every purchase supports a day of freedom from human trafficking, slavery, and poverty through a self-sustaining job. Providing a dignified, and empowered pathway out of extreme poverty while reducing the risk of being trafficked or enslaved. Every item is made in a factory that meets or exceeds the World Fair Trade Organizations (WFTO) standards.
Today, there are over 750 million people living in poverty*, and many work in South Asia’s fast-growing apparel industry. There are 40 million slaves in the world. 40% live in India. 70% are females.**
According to The World Bank* and The 2016 Global Slavery Index**
Sustainability is important to Made Free. From both a social and environmental standpoint. Their first priority is doing all that we can to help end the injustice of slavery and extreme poverty through sustainable ethical jobs. While at the same time using eco-friendly, organic, and recycled materials without compromising the quality, function, and price that customers expect. Made Free uses 100% organic cotton canvas and the finest eco-friendly, vegetable-tanned, biodegradable leather.
Made Free's lifetime guarantee supports a limited, curated personal collection of fewer quality items and a reduction of what we discard. Reducing fashion waste may be the most impactful thing we can do to improve our planet. Second to oil, the clothing and textile industry is the largest polluter in the world. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 84% of unwanted clothes in the United States end up in landfills or are burned. Together, we can change lives while protecting our planet.