Do your part. Shop smart.

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This note was found in an unopened box of shoes manufactured in Ethiopia. It reads:

“Soldiers are watching us
We are overworked
We have nothing to drink
We need help”

Those low prices offered by fast fashion companies come with a secret cost that the public never sees. The ethical treatment of factory workers in the apparel industry is a very real problem that deserves greater recognition by our nation’s consumers and policymakers alike. Fortunately, there exists a wide-range of websites, guides, and even mobile apps to help guide users towards supporting brands who don’t engage in these destructive practices.

Here’s the links to just a few of our favorites:
The Art of Simple
http://theartofsimple.net/shopping/
Ethical Consumer Magazine
http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/buyersguides/clothing.aspx
The Good Trade
http://www.thegoodtrade.com/features/fair-trade-clothing

Do your part. Shop smart.

We encourage any retailers reading to share this post or put up one of your own.

-Team Tie Society