The Duke founded Key to Freedom following his 2012 Diamond Jubilee Visit to Women’s Interlink Foundation (WIF) in India.
The aim of WIF is to empower women who have been victims of abuse by helping them to develop the skills to become economically independent. They rescue, shelter and care for girls and women who, unfortunately, have faced cruelty in their early lives. As part of this care, the women learn screen printing, sewing, and jewellery making, as well as valuable life skills such as cooking and health education.
Key to Freedom gives WIF products a route to market thereby providing income generating opportunities for the young women. To date, five product ranges have been launched and sold in Topshop. Each Key to Freedom product is hand-made and the young women are paid for the various tasks involved in making the products. 100% of the profit is paid to WIF via The Prince Andrew Charitable Trust to enable them to continue to support their important work in India. Scarves have also been sold at four Pitch@Palace events at St. James’s Palace.
Key to Freedom scarves are also sold through The Royal Collection Trust Shop.
Find out more about Key to Freedom at: http://www.keytofreedom.org/
Find out more about the Women’s Interlink Foundation at http://womensinterlinkfoundation.org/
Visit The Royal Collection Trust Shop website: http://www.royalcollectionshop.co.uk/