I’ve just sent the following e-mail message off to First Freedom First, a non-profit organization advocating for religious liberty in America under the First Amendment:
My name is James Cook, I’m a resident of Columbus Ohio (who is looking forward to attending the simulcast tonight), and I have a question regarding the Online Shop First Freedom First has set up through CafePress.
I notice that FFF is selling shirts, some of which are made overseas by subcontractors to corporations that have a history of sweatshop labor. Would FFF consider selling shirts with a less questionable ethical history? CafePress offers a set of American Apparel shirts which are made domestically in an above-board factory situation. Skreened (at skreened.com) offers a yet-wider selection of American Apparel shirts. Also, Zazzle (at zazzle.com) offers American-made union shirts as well as American Apparel shirts — as well as the interesting Edun Live shirts made in Africa through a factory system set up with the help of Bono.
I am not an employee (or family member of an employee) of any of these online companies. I just am interested in FFF taking its ethical lens on the world and applying it to its own sales system. Is FFF willing to investigate a change in this regard?
I’ll be sure to share any response I get with you.
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