Sari Bari

Sarah Lance is the founder and managing director of Sari Bari, a freedom business where women who have been exploited in Kolkata, India’s sex trade, or who are vulnerable to trafficking, can experience a new life. Sari Bari employs approximately 120 women in a safe, loving environment where they are trained as artisans. As the women create beautiful, sustainable handmade products from used saris, the traditional garment worn by Indian women, they are also making a new life for themselves and promoting freedom for other women in the trade.