Fort Wayne, IN October 23, 2019 – Sari Bari offers freedom and opportunity to women who have been exploited by the sex industry or who are vulnerable to human trafficking. The Sari Bari USA office, in Fort Wayne, manages marketing and distribution of product sales made by women who choose employment with Sari Bari in Kolkata, India. Artisans are trained and make beautiful, hand-made products made from recycled saris. After completing all required vetting, in recognition to Sari Bari USA’s commitment to standards aligning with those of the Fair Trade Federation, Sari Bari USA is now an approved Fair Trade Member.
Members of the Fair Trade Federation make the deepest commitment to 360° fair trade. Each applicant undergoes rigorous screening to demonstrate a commitment to create positive change through each aspect of the organizations work: socially, economically, and environmentally. Sari Bari has demonstrated it works with artisans in holistic partnerships built on trust. These relationships go beyond ensuring fair wages and safe working conditions — they empower producers to strengthen their communities and grow their businesses sustainably.
“We are deeply grateful to be associated with the Fair Trade Federation.” Says Sarah Lance, Founder and Director of Brand and Strategy for Sari Bari. “It is an affirmation of our central commitments to the artisans of Sari Bari and their ongoing pursuit of freedom and living an empowered life.”
Fort Wayne and any others interested in Sari Bari products is invited to shop Fair Trade products on Sari Bari’s website – saribari.com, or visit their location and shop the storefront at 1008 North Wells Street in Fort Wayne.
Location hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
More information about the Fair Trade Federation is available here: www.fairtradefederation.org
Connect with Sari Bari at saribari.com
About Sari Bari USA, Inc.
Sari Bari USA, Inc. is a A 501(c)(3) organization located at 1008 North Wells Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808. Sari Bari is an ethical fashion business that employs women who have been exploited in the sex trade or who are vulnerable to human trafficking. Women are trained as artisans to create handmade kantha products from recycled saris. For more information, call 260-420-8518 or visit saribari.com.
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