Do your part. Shop smart.


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
Ethical Consumer Magazine
The Good Trade

Do your part. Shop smart.

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

-Team Tie Society