Freeset Bags: Setting Women Free


When Kerry and Anne Hilton uprooted their lives to help the people of Calcutta, it broke their hearts to witness women selling their bodies just to keep from starving. Appalled that so many souls resort to prostitution as a means of survival, it was clear that they had found their calling.

The Hiltons decided to take advantage of the surplus of jute in West Bengal and pursue what they called “the business of setting people free” with the establishment of Freeset Bags. Here, many troubled victims of the sex trade, lacking even basic sewing skills, went from novices to master artisans with the help of Kerry and Anne. To further support their cause, you can buy their handcrafted totes, slings and messenger bags at Original Good.