THE LOYAL WORKSHOP
NOT YOUR ORDINARY TAG
GET TO KNOW THEM…
Since 2015 we are teaming up with the Loyal Workshop. The Loyal Workshop was founded to provide an opportunity for freedom. Modern day slavery is a phenomenon that we are not prepared to be apathetic about. The founders believe that another world is possible; a world where sex slavery is relegated to the history books. At the office of O My Bag we totally agree with this!
The founders believe that business can be a tool to bring freedom to those trapped in slavery. The Loyal Workshop is about freedom. Every product is part of a woman’s freedom journey. They are located in the middle of bustling Kolkata, in an area called Bowbazar. Only a 5-minute walk from their workshop is the second largest red light area in Kolkata.
About the Artisans
The artisans of The Loyal Workshop are women from backgrounds of poverty, each with their own story of trauma and oppression: sold, stolen, trafficked and forced against their will into the sex trade. Without prospect of finding alternative employment, they were trapped.
About the Team
The Founders, Paul and Sarah Beisly launched their little family into the madness of Kolkata and dreamt of a new business that could help bring new hope to women trapped in the sex-trade. Now that dream is taking shape.
They are with a team of 5 New Zealanders and there is also a big support crew behind the team.