« Tales of a Union Organizer: Why we need EFCA now! | Main | Organizing across the Caribbean »

Comments

It is devastating to read the lack of options for many workers (esp women) around the world. I think that people often do not recognize that their products are made in such awful conditions in remote areas. It really is so easy to use the Shop with a Conscience guide.I hope that before people start their spring shopping they will consider becoming a responsible shopper.

I completely agree and for many of us, we probably do way more than just once a year. However I can tell you that for so many people who haven't ever considered where their clothing comes from, this would be a huge first step since that would mean they are making a decision to probably buy something that is more expensive.

ILRF has been working to develop content for our website on things like 2nd hand shopping or simply not buying given that there are so many things to be done. For those that have the time to spend, there are even community campaigns like SweatFree Communities to become involved with. It'd be great to hear what ideas people have for every day opportunities for people to support the workers producing our clothing.

I agree that not everyone can devote full attention and time to a cause, but a little effort from a lot of people goes a long way. Rather than pledge to buy one thing a year that doesn't come from sweatshops, perhaps the challenge should be to make it a habit and a routine. Because let's face it, 364 days of the year will not be erased with one day as a labor conscious consumer.

I am in, i will get a copy , so that makes you and me :-) and i will also put recommend you in my blog- www.umamay.blogspot.com

The comments to this entry are closed.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Add
to netvibes

Blog powered by Typepad