Freeset is a fair trade business offering employment to approximately 175 women who were trapped in Kolkata's sex trade. Founded by Kerry and Annie Hilton in 2001, Freeset offers women of the Sonagacchi red-light district of Kolkata the opportunity leave a profession they never chose.
Making jute and cotton bags as well as organic cotton t-shirts, the women of Freeset are empowered to choose a life free of prostitution. All profits from the business are used for the benefit of the women.
Freeset also has a handful of men working there, as well.