"The bags look great - Delivery and customer service is top notch too. Any chance you guys could also get into selling cellphones, office furniture, corrugated cardboard boxes and internet services, too? If half our vendors were as thorough and quality focused our jobs would be easier."

Testimonial From Tom W., Equal Exchange
Custom Printed Gift Bags For Promotional Use


The Mission of Tote Bags Direct is: "to provide our clients with a quality Fair Trade custom printed and branded product, outstanding value for their marketing dollar, an easy ordering experience and exceptional customer care".

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We Specialize

In Custom Printed Conference Bags, Tradeshow Bags, Tote Bags and also Branded Freeset Bulk Bag orders for Fund Raising and Promotional Use. Please feel free to contact us for more information on our line of sustainable jute bags.

The Freeset Story

Each Freeset Bag tells the story of one woman's journey to freedom from Kolkatas Red Light district of Sonnagachi. Started in 2001 by a New Zealand couple ( the Hilton's ) with a small group of women who made the choice to work towards their freedom by learning to sew export quality sustainable jute bags. Freeset has grown from 10 women in 2001 to over 150 women in 2009. Freeset is Fair Trade certified and a business that employs women based of their need for freedom, not the skills they have. They are trained, paid above market wages and signed up for a health insurance and a pension fund.

When You Buy a Freeset Bag

You contribute to womens ongoing freedom from the sex trade in Kolkata, India. Click on the TV frame to the right and see a video of Freeset narrated by one of the founders, Mr. Kerry Hilton.

Our Product Line

We carry Freesets branded product line which includes ethnic and contemporary printed bag designs to multi-functional gift and bottle totes, durable and attractive carry bags, reusable grocery bags, stylish tradeshow bags and functional conference bags. Also, each Freeset Bag is tagged with a story card about the women who produce these beautiful bags.

Custom Printed and Custom Designed Bags

At Tote Bags Direct, we can assist you in ordering Freeset custom printed and custom designed bags according to your size, color, price point requirement and specifications. Each bag comes with a choice of handles ( cane, bamboo, jute, cotton or shoulder strap ), choice of fabric ( jute, cotton, jute / cotton blend and non-woven ), choice of features ( bottle holder, velcro pocket / velcro fastener, see through window, cell phone pocket ) as well as Custom Logo printing on both sides of the bag.


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