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A Map of Skreened Ethics in Practice

UPDATE, NOVEMBER 2015: I NO LONGER CAN CONCLUDE WITH CONFIDENCE THAT SKREENED IS ETHICALLY AWESOME. ASK SKREENED WHO MAKES THEIR SHIRTS ON WHICH THEY PRINT AND ASK HOW MUCH THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THE SHIRTS MAKE PER HOUR IN PAY. PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO SKREENED’S ANSWER OR LACK OF ANSWER


I [update 11/15: used to] find Skreened to be ethically awesome. They don’t just print on multiple varieties of organic cotton shirt using water-based inks. They don’t just print on shirts made in sweatshop-free conditions so that the garment workers who make Skreened shirts are treated right. They also send 10 percent of profits back out into the world to do good through international microloans. Here’s a map of Skreened’s global involvement:

Map of Kiva Microloans Made by Skreened as of March 2009

6 thoughts on “A Map of Skreened Ethics in Practice”

  1. daniel says:

    wow, how did you do that?!

    I’m greedy for more globe leafs!

  2. Jim says:

    You already did! The maps are part of your kiva microloan profile.

  3. J. Clifford says:

    The technology is Google Maps. If you have a Google account, you can set up your own maps.

  4. daniel says:

    you know. as soon as i wrote the comment, i went to our kiva page and saw the link to that. (feeling dumb)

    the cool part about that map is that if you zoom into a city, there are often more than 1 party being financed.

  5. Jim says:

    What you’re doing with the microloans is really great.

  6. daniel says:

    we’re going to focus even more on getting skreened members directly involved in donating to kiva with us.

    As time goes on, the purpose and strategy of skreened continues to become more clear. I think one of our main purposes in terms of functioning ethically is to promote knowledge of conditions around the globe and provide people with an easier opportunity to engage with those conditions.

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