According to the Global World Bank, 33% of the world’s poverty is located in India, which is more than any other country in the world. The Global Slavery Index reports that there are 35.8 million million slaves in the world, with 14 millions of them (40%) living in India.
These sobering stats led the founders of CAUSEGEAR to a business model that would allow for opportunity where none currently exists, with a focus on dignity and empowerment, not charity. CAUSEGEAR is designed in Chicago and made in India. Their mission is to transform the lives of one million people trapped in poverty and injustice to become self-sustaining. The fashion industry is dominated by $2, 12hr/day jobs, many in India. When jobs don’t pay for essentials (food, water, clothing, housing, medical & education), many believe the lie of a better life from a stranger, only to be kidnapped and sold as a slave. CAUSEGEAR’s focus on human justice led them to their 5X model, which provides jobs that pay 5 times the norm. This allows crafters to pay for essential items, which ends the need for hand-outs and the cycle of dependency that can result. Good jobs support a pathway out of poverty and the means for self-reliance.
CAUSEGEAR is a 4 year old company and has seen very tangible life change in the lives of their crafters already. Their crafters live in the slums of India, and their jobs with CAUSEGEAR have allowed them to care for their families in ways they haven’t previously been able, reduce their family’s vulnerability to being trafficked, and personally grow in their jobs to go from crafters to managers.
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