The Advocate pack 50 Wristbands

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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. We believe that another world is possible; a world where sex slavery is relegated to the history books. It’s a brazen dream but we’re putting it into action in one city, in one red-light community, with one woman at a time. We believe that business can be a tool to bring freedom to those trapped in slavery. Our business IS about freedom. Every product we create is part of a woman’s freedom journey. Thanks for your support.

Our Place:
We are smack-dab in the middle of bustling Kolkata, in an area called Bowbazar. Our workshop is perched on the edge of the second largest red-light area in Kolkata, where an estimated 1500-2000 women are still trapped in the sex trade. 

Our People:
Our artisans: 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. But still with dreams, talents and larger than life personalities. (You can read about each personality on ‘Meet the Artisans’)





Our advocacy packs are designed to arm you with the tools you need to get informed and active in the fight against modern day slavery. The pack includes:

  • 50 wristbands to sell to your friends and family, to spread the word. Each bracelet is engraved with a different message. Freedom. Hope. Love. Peace.
  • A ‘Stay True’ Loyal Workshop fair-trade T-shirt
    Made by Freeset for you to wear with pride.
  • A Loyal Workshop wallet 
  • A gift to you, our Loyal Advocate.
  • A Haven Magazine
    A Cincinnati based photo magazine that explores the issue of human slavery in Kolkata in a hopeful way. There’s even a piece about The Loyal Workshop in there.
  • A Loyal Advocate USB
    This wee little thing is full of goodies.  We’ve popped our Loyal Workshop videos on there for you to show people. Then there’s the resource directory, chock full of ideas of books to read and movies and TED talks to watch. Finally, we have pulled together some concrete ideas of how you can take action to make a real difference. 
  • A unique Pay-It-Forward opportunity

What you do with the contents of this pack is up to you, but we suggest you Pay-it-Forward. Sell the wristbands for a higher RRP, you pay off the cost of the pack and make a profit.  Pay the profits forward by buying a pack for your friend to help the freedom fight keeps spreading. Or donate the money back to The Loyal Workshop to allow us to offer more women freedom from the sex trade. More Pay-It-Forward details are in the Pack.

Be the change you want to see in the world. One wristband at a time.


Two strand style: 160mm

Two strand style: 183mm

Three strand style: 183 mm

Three strand style: 203mm

Simple and durable leather clasp.

Four different words available: 
Freedom. Hope. Love. Peace

Hand embroidered by the artisans of the Loyal Workshop in India.



(temporarily limited range of sizes)
Girly Fitted Tee
M in black

Unisex Tee
L  in  black



2.2mm full veg-tanned cow leather produced using a unique eco-tanning technique; tough, resilient and sturdy.
The Leather we have selected has been chosen for its strength and durability but also for its natural full grain look. The veg-tanning process allows the full character of the leather to be exposed, honestly displaying the patina accumulated over a lifetime already lived. In its second lifetime as a Loyal wristband it will darken slightly and develop more character.

Naked, polished stainless steel rivets; sturdy & tarnish resistant.

Hand stitched .8mm Gauge woven polyester; super resilient, stretch proof and UV resistant.


•Please allow 3-4 Weeks for shipping. From our workshop to your door.

•When ordering multiple products you may receive them as separate deliveries.

•Free shipping and duty to US, Canada, UK, AUS and NZ

•Distribution is currently only available to these regions. Sorry rest of the world, we’re coming to you soon.

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