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The Women Who Make Ivanka Trump Clothes Can't Afford To Live With Their Children
One garment worker "burst out laughing" when she heard about the first daughter's book.
How Beyonce's 'Ivy Park' Label Should Solve Sweatshop Scandal: Switch Suppliers
Michael Shank, Ph.D.
Beyonce's label, Ivy Park, launched in collaboration with British fast fashion company Topshop, is quickly falling short of her stated goal to "celebrate every woman and the body she's in while always striving to be better".
Fair Wages Now: Why Immigrant Women Workers Are Paying for It Every Week
Marissa Nuncio is the Director of the Garment Worker Center in...
Los Angeles' wage increase to $15 an hour by 2020 is an important victory. But that is four years in the future. Wage theft, however, is an entrenched system of doing business today.
Think Out of the Box!
Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann
Cultural Philosopher, Coach, Andragogist
'Think Out of the Box!' implicates that you have ever thought of such a thing like a box existing and to respect it, either
Using Technology to Create Safe and Ethical Retail Supply Chains
Entrepreneur and writer. Author of 'Identified.'
For a brief moment in 2013, Western consumers got to see the dark underbelly of the supply chains that make the products they use each day.
STYLE & BEAUTY
Weirdest Ad Ever: H&M, Pseudo-Sustainability and Diversity Porn
Author, Attorney, Activist, UN Global Expert
While I strongly support more and better media representations of Muslims, Sikhs, members of the LGBT community, older women and people of color, I'm not about to commend H&M here. For one, their most prominent ads still tend to feature unnaturally thin white women.
STYLE & BEAUTY
The End of a Label Whore
Coaching career driven people to rediscover themselves, find m...
I look around at my home now, a mix of things purchased without question and sustainable ethical goods, and a closet full of labels. Never once had I thought of whose hands made them.
Ethical Shoppers -- We're Not a Myth
We believe that not only is it possible to find options that align with your values, but also that by continuing to support these alternatives, we can grow those supply chains and industries which are effectively and transparently making sustainable improvements in their supply chain.
So You Say You're an Ethical Shopper
Senior Enterprise Reporter, HuffPost
Consumer movements are never going to end sweatshops. We can lean on multinational corporations all we want, they don't have the information or the power to ensure decent factories, and neither do we.
Conversation With My Daughter About Human Trafficking
Journalist, author of Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidd...
As we take turns pushing her one-year-old brother in his stroller, my daughter asks me why people don't just stay away from bad people, then they won't be trafficked. I tell her that usually the story starts out with hope.
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Keinejad Jeans, Made in Los Angeles
Psychotherapist & Author
"Invest in the casinos!" Nonetheless, once a year for the past twenty years I meet my childhood friend Rob Lefko in Las Vegas for a weekend of high-powered meditation.
Obama's Next Action: Empowering Low Wage Federal Workers
Robert L. Borosage
The sad reality is that the United States government remains the country's largest low wage job creator. All those Senators tromping through New Hampshire promising to rebuild the middle class are part of a Congress that doesn't pay the workers who serve them enough to lift a family out of poverty.
STYLE & BEAUTY
Fashion Revolution Day: A Day to Ask #WhoMadeMyClothes?
Cofounder/Creative Director at Foossa
April 23 is Fashion Revolution Day -- an opportunity for us to reflect on the welfare of the workers who make the clothes we all wear.
Women and the Sidewalks of New York
Proud New Yorker interested in the contributions of women to o...
, volunteers use colored sidewalk chalk to inscribe the name and age of each woman on the pavement in front of her home. A small sign is taped to her building, asking New Yorkers to remember her life and the continued fight for economic justice for all women.
Tom Hayden, 75, Is Still Rocking the Boat
E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, Occidental Col...
Throughout his remarkable career, Hayden has been both a prophetic voice and a political strategist, a rare combination. No single figure embodies the spirit of the generation that came of age in the 1960s than Hayden.
Can You Make Clothes Without Sweatshop Labor? This Dominican Factory Is Trying
The laborers inside make more than three times the country's minimum wage. Workplace safety standards are high, and the plant
An Open Letter to UNC President Ross and Chancellor Folt: Commit to the Bangladesh Safety Accord
PhD Candidate, UNC-Chapel Hill and Blogger, Listengirlfriends.com
President Ross and Chancellor Folt, I urge you to reaffirm your commitment to the highest ethical standards and to demonstrate
Rana Plaza Survivor Left With Debilitating Trauma, Mere $519 In Compensation So Far
Sikder said she feels personally that any brand that purchased clothes from Rana Plaza had a hand in what happened, however
'Blind' To Abuses, U.S. Military Pressured To Raise Standards In Clothing Supply Chain
The ILRF recommended that the exchanges agree to abide by the accord's principles, and that Congress hold the exchanges responsible
Gotta Serve Somebody: Bob Dylan Hails Asian Sweatshops In Bizarre Super Bowl Ad
The workers assembling iPhones, iPads and other devices often labor in harsh conditions, according to employees inside those
The U.S. Government Uses Sweatshops, Too
In These Times and CultureStrike
While consumers may have been shocked to learn of The Gap or Benetton's latest designs strewn amid the wreckage of "death trap" factories, they might have missed another bit of debris: the label of the U.S. government.
Shopping Free or Slave? Nelson Mandela and Freedom as a Choice
Author of Making Money Matter, Impact Investing to Change the ...
My thoughts moved to the death of Mandela and his legacy relating to freedom, when the taxi driver started telling me a story
U.S. Companies' Labor Standards Are So Weak They Could Lose Military Contracts
WASHINGTON -- As Congress tries to hash out a military spending bill for next year, lawmakers are considering a provision
Black Friday: The Perpetual Pursuit of Happiness
Educator, Artist, Activist, Healer, Satirist and from Brooklyn...
Thus when we purchase new clothes, shoes, televisions, couches, they are clean, look good and make you feel good, but we do we ever see or feel the blood, sweat, tears and fears of the workers assembling and packaging our presents?
THE WORLD POST
Snowden Revelations: Shining a Spotlight on Canada, Washington's Junior Partner in the Americas
New York-based political writer and photographer.
Ottawa has been steadily deploying all of the resources at its disposal, including spying and corporate influence, to ensure its hegemony over some of the hemisphere's poorest and most oppressed nations.
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