Poverty wages sets off a chain of events which touch everyone on earth. It not only is violent, it breeds violence, bad health, bad dental care, poor nutrition, and the list goes on. Can you see how that effects all of us?
I am a member of Co-op America and Sweatshop Watch as well as a CafePress shopkeeper. In my store I only offer the third party verified fair labor American Apparel clothing products -- there are no exceptions. Thankfully, Cafepress offers several options. This allows me to follow my heart and I'm grateful.
It is my goal, and I hope yours too, to effectively persuade Cafepress to offer black and dark color shirts, as well as more organic styles made by American Apparel. American Apparel is a company who is in California (where CP is located), who is able to meet the demand, but most importantly, it's a company who pays well, has benefits, produces excellent apparel, and is open anyone who wants to inspect their facilities and interview their employees. It's not union run, but, as one Global Exchange employee said to me, "It is an exemplary company." American Apparel also makes their clothing in the USA (not in some place in Saipan where the garment is labeled USA but is made in sweatshop conditions).
So please, please, sign this petition and send it to everyone!
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"Be the change you wish to see reflected in the world."
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
Martin Luther King, Jr.