Support At-risk Women
Did you know that according to the International Labor Organization, 4.5 million people are trapped in forced sexual exploitation globally? The Empowerment Bag aims to free women in India who were otherwise vulnerable to sexual exploitation and trafficking.
All our bags are made by women at risk of exploitation in West Bengal, India. These women are given financial independence and an alternative to the sex trade through sewing training, literacy skills, and employment with fair wages.
Purchasing our bags allows over 200 women in West Bengal to receive salaries and work in a healthy, safe, and productive environment.
Fuel Even More Empowerment (We Give Back!)
We are fully committed to freedom from human trafficking and exploitation. Therefore, we are giving 5% of sales on The Empowerment Bag to New Light, an organization also in West Bengal that provides shelter, education, and healthcare to trafficked women and their children.
Our business model is founded on a cycle of empowerment. We help vulnerable women in West Bengal learn how to sew, read and write, and make bags. By buying our bags, YOU allow us to give $$ back to that same community so that exploited women and kids can live safer, healthier, and more successful lives.
Supporting The Empowerment Bag means supporting disadvantaged women and children in West Bengal.
Our goal is to give you an awesome, useful bag that empowers you to get through your day and empowers other women and children to live better lives.