MADE FREE, SUSTAINABLY & GUARANTEED
CAUSEGEAR® and MADE BY FREE WOMEN®. Quality handcrafted apparel and accessories. Every purchase supports a day of freedom for your crafter from slavery and poverty through a self-sustaining job.
The CAUSEGEAR® model was designed to provide sustainable social reform - addressing the root cause of slavery and human trafficking: poverty and the need for sustainable ethical jobs that empower. 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 address the core issues. For poverty to end, those who make our fashion need to make a livable wage. Every CAUSEGEAR and MADE BY FREE WOMEN purchase supports a day of freedom for your crafter through a sustainable job that provides for a dignified, empowered, and sustainable 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*. Many work in South Asia’s fast growing apparel industry. There are currently 40 million slaves in the world. 40% live in India. 70% are females.** Our mission is for one million people to be made free through self-sustaining jobs. Every purchase you or your organization makes matters.
According to The World Bank* and The 2016 Global Slavery Index**
Sustainability is important to us. From both a social and environmental standpoint. Our 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 where we can without compromising the quality, function and price our customers expect. In addition, our life-time guarantee supports a limited, curated personal collection of fewer quality items and a reduction of what we discard. Reducing our 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.
HANDCRAFTED, LIFE-TIME GUARANTEE
Every CAUSEGEAR and MADE BY FREE WOMEN item is meticulously handcrafted from the finest materials by our crafters in a clean, safe team based environment. Crafters are trained to have the skills and tools necessary to construct the highest quality products that last. From cutting, stiching, and embossing there is great attention to detail. Our lifetime guarantee ensures accountability and a focus on quality over quantity.
All purchases carry a life-time guarantee to be free of defects in materials and craftsmanship. A lasting investment in world change.