FAQ

What can I do to become part of the story?

We believe there is a place for everyone to become part of the Freeset story. Not only can you buy Freeset products for your event but you can also buy our own design Freeset bags on this website for presents and every day use.

We also supply our own design bags for retail and you can recommend them to shops and recruit new outlets in your area. Alternatively we can supply bags for a Freeset fair trade party.

If your workplace uses conference or other promotional bags perhaps they might think of sourcing from Freeset. Our bags make great innovative business gifts. Why not join in with the Freeset story and help us to build that connection!

Do you supply wholesale for shops?

Yes! Please do get in touch to find out how you can stock Freeset products.

What is Fair Trade?

Fair trade has been defined as an organized social movement and market-based approach to alleviating global poverty and promoting sustainability. Fair trade's strategic intent is to deliberately work with marginalized producers and workers in order to help them move from a position of vulnerability to security and economic self-sufficiency. It also aims at empowering them to become stakeholders in their own organizations and actively play a wider role in the global arena to achieve greater equity in international trade.

Although there are a number of Fair Trade certifying organisations, in the UK the Fair Trade Foundation are the most familiar and use the International Fairtrade Certification Mark.

Whilst the UK Fair Trade Foundation does not currently have a framework for recognising jute as a fair trade material, Freeset is both a member of the British Association of Fair Trade Shops – BAFTS and the US Fair Trade Federation and is an approved importer of the former.

Freeset is a member of The Newham Fairtrade Network and The Southampton Fairtrade Group.

Can you make Organic Fair Trade T-Shirts?

Yes!

Our talented seamstress' make great quality organic fair trade t-shirts and we custom print these to order. Please e-mail us for further information on how you can order great shirts and know they really benefit those who grow and those who sew.