We want to make a difference in the world. And we want our children to make a difference too. That is why Family Sponge is giving away an eco-friendly Freeset Global bag to one lucky reader. We want you to be a part of a movement that is giving women across the globe a chance to experience freedom and a better life.
Freeset, located in Kolkata, India, is in the business of freedom and fair trade. People over profits. They are empowering women with business skills to escape the life as a sex worker by sewing and selling eco-friendly jute bags.
Here is just one story that struck a chord for me:
Bashanti (name changed), a daughter of poverty-stricken parents, was sold into the sex trade by her mother, sacrificed so the rest of the family could eat.
As a mom, this just tugs at my heart strings knowing that women are selling their bodies to feed their hungry families.
By supporting Freeset, you are helping employ women based on their need for freedom, not the skills they have. These women receive training, above market wages, health insurance and a pension plan providing security for their families. So know these bags are made with love and freedom.
As a mom I have become more conscious in the choices I make in my life. I want to model a life for my daughter that will inspire her to love herself and those around her. These days when money is extra tight it’s nice to know that I can buy products for my family and myself that make a difference in the world.
I must confess I am a “bag lady” and this is my number one bag to use for toting everyday essentials, groceries, laptop and books. In the picture above I was getting ready to walk up the stairs with all of my daughter’s lovies (stuffed animals) stuffed inside. As you can see not one furry limb was showing because this bag can hold a lot.
To learn more about Freeset and how to get involved, visit www.freesetglobal.com. If you want to buy an individual bag, check out their resellers here. Contribute to the freedom of women and enter our giveaway!
Here’s how to enter the Family Sponge Freeset Global Bag giveaway:
The Family Sponge Freeset Global Bag Giveaway begins right now. Winner will receive one eco-friendly Freeset Farmhouse bag with Sari Trim.
STEP 1: COMMENT below this post and SHARE what freedom means to you and your family.
STEP 2: LIKE Family Sponge on Facebook
STEP 3: SUBSCRIBE to Family Sponge
For additional chances to win: you can like Freeset on Facebook (let them know familysponge sent you), comment on an additional article, follow us on Twitter, sign up for our weekly newsletter and share our giveaway or any article on your Facebook wall. Post each optional entry as a separate comment to increase your chances to win.
- This giveaway ends January 20, 2012 at 11:59PM PST. Good luck!
- You must be 18 or over and live in the US or Canada to enter.
- One commenter will be selected as the winner through Random.org
- All entries count as one entry and must be in a separate comment.
- Winners will be announced on January 23, 2012 by email.
- The winner has 48 hours to claim their prize.
We’re giving away one eco-friendly Freeset Global Bag to one lucky family!
Ready to win? GO!
We choose to align ourselves with products we have used and love: kid-tested, mom-approved. We are not being paid to promote this product. We received one complimentary bag to giveaway. We do it because we care.