So you would like to know a little bit more about Sweatfree Shop? Well, we are happy to tell you more but first we would like to tell you a little bit about what inspired us to establish this website in the first place.
In 2002, only 20% of people claimed to recognize the Fair Trade symbol and could explain what the concept of Fair Trade was. Now 1 in 5 people may not sound like a lot but it was a start, especially considering the fact that there had been no real longstanding campaign to make people aware of it. In fact, this demonstrated that the public was developing a new conscience and was looking to change the way in which they interacted with the world.
Many people were starting to think of the underprivileged in third world countries that did not get the fair treatment that they had become so accustomed to in developed countries. Revelations about the conditions in the sweatshops of Asia and Africa disgusted people, especially when newspapers and media outlets revealed the child labor and exploitation that occurred in those institutions. It certainly disgusted us so we resolved to make a commitment to making the world a better place.
As of 2008, 70% of the population could recognize the Fair Trade mark and more than £1.6 billion was spent on Fair Trade certified products in 2007. This highlights just how far we have come as a global community but we still believe that we can do more.
That is why we established this website. A comprehensive resource for everyone looking to obtain more information about sweatshop free products and Fair Trade goods, you will find everything you need to know about the Fair Trade and anti-sweatshop movements right here.
Not only are we committed to providing discussion topics through videos on sweatshop manufacturing, informative articles and all of the latest news, but we are also committed to providing a forum through which you can express your view and discuss such topics as and when you like. Most importantly, we will help you to find sweatshop free clothing and companies that offer Fair Trade products.
Sweatfree Shop helps you find sweatshop free clothing and other fair-trade products. An information resource about sweatshops and companies that offer sweatshop-free goods. Watch and discuss videos about sweatshop manufacturing and more. In short, you can meet like-minded people and find everything you need to live an ethical sweatshop free, Fair Trade life right here!
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behind the swooshHi,
We are a Vegan-Fair Trade-Ecological shop in Bilbao (spain)
We would like our compaby to be listed on your page.
You can visit our online estore : http://www.calzadoecologico.com
Thanks a lot.
JUSTO AKI Ekoethicshop
C/Carnicería Vieja, 21
I am happy to have discovered this website. As an current employee of American Apparel I find myself paying closer attention to labels on everything. Can’t wait to read more entries!
Thank you for commenting!
is there any organization in fashion industry for the sweatshop free clothing? we are one of manufacture and we always interested in anti-sweatshop and anti-child labour.
how can we be part of your website?
Thank you for your help in advance!
Just want to make you aware of a new company called Trades of Hope. Our product is ethically sourced from artisans all over the world. We sell these products through the Direct Sales format and we are already making big change around the globe. It is a way for a person living in the US to work as a “missionary” from home, selling beautiful ethically sourced handmade product!
Hey, could you please not recommend American Apparel? It’s great they don’t use sweatshops, but their CEO Dov Charney has raped and sexually harassed multiple employees. Why would you support a scumbag like that just because his company doesn’t use sweatshops? There’s other clothing brands out there to support…..
Molly, he’s the ex-CEO and he’s not the company. It’s not because he has done ugly stuff that American Apparel is a disgusting company, you don’t think? Anyway, it’s not like if he was still the CEO. That would’ve been a reason to boycott them. He’s gone so there’s no problem now? I think.