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Inspirational: Freed Fashion

October 17th, 2008 · No Comments · Small Companies

I caught up with a friend of mine recently and found out more information about the company she is starting. Her name is Rosie Dobby and we’ve known each other since we were small. Together with her business partner Jen they are starting Freed Fashion – an ethical sportswear company.

Rosie and Jen are getting Freed off the ground with a range of t-shirts designed by Rosie and some of her friends. However the maufacturing side is where the story of Freed has a lovely twist… Rosie and Jen aren’t making the t-shirts themselves or having them manufactured in sweatshops in China. Instead, they spent this summer in Cambodia working with a non-governmental organisation called Daughters. Daughters helps girls escape the sex industry. Rosie and Jen have trained some of the girls that Daughters has rescued to produce t-shirts using a silk-screen and they have brought back the first batch of t-shirts to sell in the UK.

I think Freed is such a worthy endeavour that I urge you to buy a t-shirt now to support this inspirational new company: do it now!

If you live in London then there is another way you can get involved. Next Friday, October 24th, Freed are holding an official launch party. Location: 6-8 Manor Road (map here). Time: 7pm. Nearest tube: Finsbury Park. More info on Facebook.

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