The CAUSEGEAR® model was designed to provide sustainable social reform – addressing the root cause of slavery and human trafficking: poverty and the need for sustainable ethical jobs that empower. Handouts of food, clothing, and water may help today, but don’t necessarily change the circumstances for tomorrow. To win the war on poverty, we need address the core issues. For poverty to end, those who make our fashion need to make a livable wage. Every CAUSEGEAR and MADE BY FREE WOMEN purchase supports a day of freedom for your crafter through a sustainable job that provides for a dignified, empowered, and sustainable pathway out of extreme poverty while reducing the risk of being trafficked or enslaved. Every item is made in a factory that meets or exceeds the World Fair trade Organizations (WFTO) standards.