1. What is the connection between Freedom Stones and Not Abandoned?
2. Can I find Freedom Stones in a local store?
3. What are the beads made out of?
4. Where do you get your beads and other materials?
5. Do you use real silver?
6. What’s the story behind the Freedom Stones clasp?
7. Will you ship jewelry out of the country?
8. How do I buy Freedom Stones wholesale?
9. Why do you work in Thailand?
10. Do you have a Stateside office?
11. How can I be involved?
12. What percentage of your profit goes back into the work?
13. Are you fair-trade?
14. When did the Freedom Stones project begin?
Special Note: If you or your store is interesting in selling our jewelry please contact FreedomStones@NotAbandoned.orgfor wholesale and consignment opportunities.
Answer: All of our beads are made from real stones or precious metals, not plastic. Some beads may be also made from coral, volcanic rock, glass or Swarovski crystals.
Answer: All of our beads are purchased locally from Thai markets where we have established relationship with distributers. The silver we use is all Thai sterling silver, hand crafted in the Northern part of the country.
Answer: Yes. The silver we use in our signature clasp is Thai sterling silver, hand crafted in the Northern part of the country. Our chain is either sterling silver or high quality hypoallergenic brass.
Answer: The Freedom Stones clasp is our jewelry’s unique signature. Each clasp is handed crafted in Northern Thailand and symbolizes a broken link from the chain of sex slavery.
Answer: Yes; additional shipping charges may apply.
We are excited to offer Freedom Stones at a discounted price to wholesalers. Please contact us at FreedomStones@NotAbandoned.org for more information.
Answer: Not Abandoned has chosen Thailand as its base of field operations because of the extremely high-level sex slavery that happens here. Specifically the city of Pattaya is the global hub of this criminal cancer, with an estimated 200,000 people enslaved within its borders.
Answer: Not Abandoned and the Freedom Stones project is headquartered in the greater Seattle area of Washington State.
Answer: There are various practical ways to be involved in the fight against sex slavery. Please visit the Not Abandoned website to learn more about how you can volunteer.
Answer: 100%. Because we own and operate this project ourselves, literally 100% of the profit from this jewelry line is able to be poured back in the project and help young women recover.
Answer: Many people define “fair-trade” differently. Justice and freedom are of the highest value to our operations. All of our materials are locally-sources from reputable sources and we of course are always careful and conscious to not involve ourselves in an exploitative supply chain.
Answer: Freedom Stones was originally started 5 years ago in 2009.