Two weeks ago, I sent First Freedom First an e-mail asking the organization to indicate whether it would be willing to redirect its efforts away from selling shirts made by corporations with a history of sweatshop labor production:
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 have received no reply, and FFF is still selling shirts with questionable sourcing.
I urge you to to contact First Freedom First about its choice for t-shirt sales. Encourage the organization to walk its talk. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.