We operate in small garment manufacturing villages in Northern Thailand, where seamstresses generally work in factories that recognize the minimum wage laws. However, some women are physically unable to work in a factory, or simply can’t leave home each day for 10+ hours. Some local garment manufacturers will hire stay-at-home seamstresses knowing they can pay exceptionally low wages almost unnoticed – sometimes paying 8 cents per of pants sewn, well below Thailand's legal minimum.
Women and their families deserve a chance at comfortable living wages. FSO exists to break this cycle of limited opportunity and empower communities through sustainable job creation. Hammock making has become a growing source of income for our team of seamstresses, and with your help, we can continue to grow these opportunities for more women and their families.