We’re excited to let you know we’ve refined our brand and we’re now officially going by the name, Bachaaya! Bachaaya is a Hindi word that means “rescued”, or saved from a dangerous or distressing situation. Bachaaya from a life of bondage. Bachaaya from a life of extreme poverty. Bachaaya from a meaningless existence. Freedom Yarn, Freedom Squares, Freedom Sari Quilts, and Freedom Wearables, are all handmade by previously enslaved women. Your purchase sustains their liberation, and ensures that their daughters will not have to follow in Mom’s footsteps. The vicious cycle of desperation and despair is being broken! Their future is bright and filled with Hope. We have the same mission, the same products, but a new face, and a...
Hello to all knitters, crocheters, rug makers and crafters, Coming Soon: 5 new color combinations, using an ancient Rajasthani Tie Dye Process. New Colors are: Peacock, Soft Bouquet, Caribbean Seas, Minty Pink, and Earth Tones. As always, the yarn is handmade by our lovely ladies (100+ of them) who have been/are being set free from
Freedom Yarn is not just any kind of yarn-it was specially created to bring freedom to hundreds of “trafficked” women in India. These ladies certainly would never have chosen to make a living by being sold-it was forced upon them by family members whose village economies were based solely on this “illicit trade”.
After being involved for several years working with the trafficked and at risk, there is one thing we are convinced of: every single one of us can do SOMETHING that will make a difference in the life of an enslaved or marginalized person. With joy, we are witnessing groups and individuals stepping out of their
My first personal encounter with the evils of human trafficking occurred during a trip to Eurasia. I was there with a team whose objective was to expand a vocational center and help start another one outside the city.