A radical shift in consumerism towards a global economy rooted in freedom rather than exploitation is setting a new standard of how we do business.

On December 1st, Made in a Free World (MIAFW), an anti-slavery organization based in San Francisco, released their #GiveFRDM holiday campaign featuring companies who are actively ensuring their supply chains are free from forced and child labor.

The companies utilized a one-of-its-kind software made by MIAFW to locate where in their supply chain slavery is most likely to occur, and ways to leverage their purchasing power to propel this movement.

Here’s a handful of versatile gift ideas courtesy of Made in a Free World businesses. Enter promo code GiveFRDM for free gifts and discounts on entire purchases:

  • The pair of gorgeous yet simplistic leather shoes you’ve been searching for, made in a transparent fashion and with raving reviews.
  • Dr. Dre’s got nothin’ on these headphones. For every pair sold, a hearing aid is provided through the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
  • It’s a little cold to be lounging outside, but these hand-made Thai hammocks will have you anticipating the warm weather that’s probably right around the corner.
  • “Tree-hugging, granola-eating, peace-loving liberal” is still a thing, right? Even if it’s not your thing, take this granola and forego the hippies.
  • Did your bike get stolen recently? Thrown onto the tracks of an oncoming BART train? Struck by lightning? Consider it a blessing in disguise and invest in a Public bike while inherently investing in social good.

About The Author

Simone writes about the currents circulating beneath mainstream, with a focus on non-profit developments and at-risk youth enrichment. Outside of freelancing for Oakland Local, she works in the foster care system of Contra Costa County and nerds out on literary magazines. Simone also spearheads the Community Voices section of OL. Contact her at simonelarson@oaklandlocal.com

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