Made for Freedom - Fashion that Benefits Survivors of Sex Trafficking

Be one of the first to own these ultra-comfortable, bohemian-chic pants as we build a business that will finance job training for survivors of sex trafficking.
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Dawn Manske
Fashion
St. Louis, Missouri
United States
11 Team Members

It’s estimated that 21 to 27 million people are victims of human trafficking. Nearly 80% are women used for sexual exploitation.

The Made for Freedom Team is doing what they can to ensure a more dignified future for these women. Will you join us?

What’s Our Goal?

Build a self-sustaining business that will finance job training for survivors of sex trafficking with proceeds from its bohemian chic pants.

How Can You Help?

Contribute at a level that works for you HERE.

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FREE PANTS

“Is there any other way to get a pair of pants?”

Sure! We will offer a pair of pants to all the contributors that have shared our info and brought enough friends to donate a total of $150 or more. Here's how to do it:

  • Log into Indiegogo. If you don't have an account, you can use the "Connect using your Facebook account" feature.
  • Browse to our campaign at igg.me/at/madeforfreedom. You'll see that in the Share section under our pitch video the url will display a number at its end. That url is YOUR personal url.

  • Use the embedded share buttons to share our campaign with your friends! When someone uses that link to donate to Made for Freedom, we'll know that YOU sent them to our campaign page!

It may take some time to share with all your friends but definitely worth a pair of ultra comfortable pants!

Our Story

It all started with a pair of pants, compliments from random women, the concept of social enterprises and a desire to help women rescued from sex trafficking. (Watch the story of how we got here.)

Our Plan

Manufacture:  When we have the needed funds we will place our first order of pants with a factory in India that provides dignified employment. (Poverty is a primary cause of sex trafficking. Parents making a decent wage at a factory, are less likely to sell their daughters.)

Sell:  Our pants will be sold online, at local boutiques, fashion events and eventually tradeshows.

Send:  A minimum of 20% of the proceeds from every pair of pants will be given to centers that provide life skills and job training for women rescued from sex trafficking.

Our Pants

Unique:  Inspired by fisherman pants, the pattern has been altered to make them more flattering and stylish. They are absolutely unique.

Comfortable:  Dancers, yoga enthusiasts and karate hopefuls love them. More comfortable than jeans and more stylish than sweats, they are perfect for anyone who enjoys being comfortable with a little bohemian flare.

Fit You Anytime:  These pants fit anyone sizes 0 – 14. That means, unlike the stack of jeans we all have on the shelf that aren’t quite the right size, these pants still fit even if you lose or gain 5 pounds!

Made for Freedom is more than a pair of pants or a pretty logo on a t-shirt. We are about changing lives with our clothing through helping these women and children...one pair of pants at a time...because we are all Made for Freedom.

What Do We Have?

An absolutely unique design. These pants are more comfy than jeans; more stylish than sweats and not available anywhere else.

  • Rewards made by women rescued from sex trafficking.

  • Relationships with centers that provide life skills and job training for survivors.

Our rewards: Thank you for your contribution.

Our earrings, bangles, duffles and t-shirts are made by women that have been rescued from sex trafficking. Your contributions are providing employment now as well as life skills and job training for rescued women in the future.

The Pants: Whether it's a day at the beach, hopping around town, heading to the office or going to dinner these pants can work for nearly every occasion. A "one size fits many" pant, they fit many body types and work with a wide range of personal styles.

 

These simple but beautiful earrings are created on hypoallergenic steel earring hooks.  Freshwater pearls and garnets are featured in this piece.The Earrings: These elegant earrings come to you through one of our partners in India, Ruhamah Designs, where women rescued from sex trafficking are taught a trade and are provided with sustainable income. Made with freshwater pearls and garnets these earrings are hypoallergenic with steel earring hooks.

 

The T-shirts: Designed by one of our team members these t-shirts are manufactured by women who have benefitted from the job training at Freeset, one of our partners in India. Screen-printed in St. Louis, these organic, fair trade t-shirts are soft and comfortable. Currently our t-shirts are a girly cut but stay tuned for a more masculine design and fit option!

 

"Story" Duffle:

These great bags are manufactured by women who have benefitted from the job training at Freeset, one of our partners in India.

 

Bangles:

These also are manufactured by women who have benefitted from the job training at Freeset, one of our partners in India.

 

The Stickers: Now you can show your support for Made for Freedom and our cause with durable sticker for your car, your laptop, water bottle, you name it!

 

Made for Freedom is a not-just-for-profit, social enterprise that provides life-changing education for women rescued from sex trafficking with proceeds from its ultra-comfortable, bohemian chic pants.

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This campaign ended on July 25, 2013
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  • $1USD
    Desktop Wallpaper

    Our graphic designer, Ryan, has designed a lovely Desktop Wallpaper specifically for Indiegogo contributors!

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    Bumper Sticker +

    “We are Made for Freedom” durable vinyl sticker plus Desktop Wallpaper

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    Made for Freedom Reusable Bag plus Sticker and Wallpaper

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    Bangles +

    Upcycled Sari Bangles plus Sticker and Wallpaper

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    Freshwater Pearl Earrings plus Bangles and Wallpaper

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    T-shirt or Duffle Bag plus Bangles, Sticker and Wallpaper

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    Be one of the first to own Made for Freedom Pants plus Bangles, Sticker and Wallpaper

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    Made for Freedom Pants & a T-shirt or Duffle Bag and Wallpaper

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    Outfitted & Accessorized for 2

    2 Pants, 2 T-shirts, a Duffle Bag, 2 Earrings, 2 sets Bangles, Sticker and Wallpaper

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