Fair Trade Labeling for Garment Manufacturers

Financial Justice International

Edinburgh   With the death count from the Bangladesh factory collapse now over 800,  many, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, are calling for “fair-trade standards or labeling” for clothing produced around the world.  The argument for such standards and labeling would be to communicate directly to the potential consumer that there were safe and decent …

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Sustainable Apparel Coalition Smell Test

Ideas and Issues

New Orleans Last week something called the Sustainable Apparel Coalition was announced widely in the papers.  The idea wasn’t bad:  “environment and social impacts” of their products.  The statement of the chair of the outfit from Patagonia said: “The largest and most influential corporations in apparel and footwear together with leading environmental and social organizations …

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