Sweatfree Communities—Stop Global Sweatshops!
SOUTHERN OREGON JOBS WITH JUSTICE, 01.06.2012 02:26
Dear Organizers, Leaders and Activists:
T-shirts for our causes should support the cause of empowering the workers who make the apparel!
As we order T-shirts for our progressive causes we can choose to make a real difference when we choose Alta Gracia.
Everybody knows that most of our clothing is made in sweatshops. Whereas as recently as the mid-80's we had a million and a half garment workers in the United States we may have two or three hundred thousand now. One way we can help stop this "race to the bottom" is to support companies that empower workers by bucking the trend towards sweatshops. For this cause no finer company can be found than Alta Gracia. Here in Southern Oregon we learned about Alta Gracia by way of Sweatfree Communities. This is the organization which Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice worked with when we moved the City of Ashland to follow the good lead of Portland and become another Sweatfree Community (no tax dollars for sweatshops). This note follows with several websites where you can find out more about Alta Gracia apparel. Check these out! As we order T-shirts for our progressive causes we can choose to make a real difference when we choose Alta Gracia.
Wes Brain, Community Organizer
Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice