Sweatshop Hall of Fame
The non profit I work for needs sweatshop free apparel as we start getting more popular around LA, there has been a demand for shirts so in the midst of my research I found American Apparel is not as sweatshop free as they claim they are… also found how disgusting foreign governments treat their citizens: forced child labor, threatening them for organizing to start a union, death at the workplace and so much more. The worse companies with horrible working conditions and not carring of their suppliers are: Abercrombie and Fitch, Gymboree, Hanes, Ikea, Kohl’s, LL Bean, Pier 1 Imports, Propper International, and Walmart. I am going to be more conscious of where my shit is coming from, or i’m going to find alternatives as in making my own clothes (something I’ve been contemplating a long time). Here’s a cool website that has sweatshop free apparel: http://www.sweatfree.org/shoppingguide
Be conscious of everything, as much as you can… it’s so fucked up.