Our Mission

Girl Set Free uses fashion and design to empower survivors of human trafficking so they can be given freedom, independence and the chance at a better story. 

Our Ethics

We believe that style, function and ethically-made can work together. You can have it all! Products produced for our brand are made through mutual collaboration with our artisan partners, sourcing is vetted, employment is freely chosen, working conditions are safe and hygienic, child labor is not used, living wages are paid and no discrimination of anyone takes place. We not only want to be known for our brand's mission but for making impeccable handbags and accessories using ethical practices. 

Our Impact

There are more slaves today than ever before in history. But together with A21, we are fighting for freedom: reaching the vulnerable with the message of prevention and awareness, rescuing the victim and seeking justice against their captors, and restoring the survivor to a life of hope and independence. And guess what? You can too. By shopping at Girl Set Free, you are standing against slavery with us. 

Our Leather & Woven's

We specialize in handcrafted leather goods and handwoven fabrics made on back-strap looms by women who have overcome human trafficking and other forms of exploitation in Nepal, India and the USA. We source leather from a small farming community in Venice Italy and two American family run businesses close to our founders home town. Leather used for our belts and purse straps are made from English Bridle and come with a lifetime warranty. 

Our Artisans

Girl Set Free is dedicated to empowering women from all over the world through fair trade job creation. When women are empowered to earn an income, they reinvest 90% of their income back into health, education, food and their family. Our partners set the price we pay, ensuring a livable wage. Since October 2016, we have worked alongside 98 women. They are master weavers and seamstresses. They design and bring traditional artisan techniques while providing heirloom bags and accessories. 

We Believe In

Quality over Quantity⠀

People over Products ⠀

Ethical Sourcing over Child Labor⠀

Empowerment over Enabling ⠀

Fair Trade over Bonded Labor ⠀

Community over Competition ⠀

Freedom over Enslavement ⠀

Girl Set Free is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We made a conscious decision from day one to maintain a clear focus on impact and our incorporation status serves as a major part of this. You can take confidence in knowing your purchases help to further this impact. Every bag and accessory empowers survivors of human trafficking so they can be given freedom, independence and the chance at a better story.