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Interested Parties Articulate Livable Wage Much Higher Than Minimum in Pakistan

As part of an effort to demonstrate that its Lahore, Pakistan factory does right by its workers, Econscious President Dale Denkensohn released reports of workers’ pay from the winter of 2007-2008 a few days ago. Are their reported wages for full-time 48 hour workweeks — 4600 Pakistan rupees a month, equivalent to 37 US pennies [...]

What is a considered a living wage in Lahore, Pakistan?

In the Lahore, Pakistan factory that produces t-shirts for the Econscious brand, workers are reported to have been paid the minimum wage of 4600 Pakistan Rupees per month during the winter of 2007-2008, plus overtime. The average worker at that factory for Econscious took home PKR. 5344.75 (equivalent to US $89) in a month for [...]

New Econscious Documents Available for Your Online Review

An update on my effort to obtain the proof of Econscious non-sweatshop labor that Econscious President Dale Denkensohn and another GMPC, LLC executive have said they can provide for the factories in India and Pakistan they use to produce their t-shirts:

I have not yet received GOTS reports from Econscious President Dale Denkensohn, but I [...]

CafePress Dramatically Expands Line of Organic Sweatshop-Free Tees

CafePress has done something right, five times over.

Starting this week, the print-on-demand service has expanded its line one just one organic cotton sweatshop-free t-shirt from American Apparel, a unisex adult fitted t-shirt, by adding five more garments, each made sweatshop-free in the USA by American Apparel, each made with organic cotton. The new options [...]

Econscious President Claims Fair Trade Status. I Look Forward to the Proof.

[To find a full set of Irregular Times articles on Econscious, click here.]

You may have seen here yesterday an article by the name of “Be Wary of CafePress’ New Line of Econscious T-Shirts.” The article researched CafePress’ claim that Econscious is an apparel provider “affiliated with sustainable organizations and fair trade practices.” Econscious openly [...]

3 Hats Under 3 Dollars? How Do They Do It? How Do You Think?

What Changes Does Skreened Have Up Its Sleeve for March?

Skreened, the only print-on-demand service in the known universe to sell shirts exclusively made in certifiably sweatshop-free conditions, has changes afoot. On March 1, the design and print shop is set to unveil a new website, the result of what the staff cryptically teases is a “makeover.”

What will we see? I don’t have a [...]

ShirtCity Becomes a Viable if Limited Choice for Sweat-Free Sales

Seven months ago, I reviewed a number of online print-on-demand services — websites that allow you to put your designs on products and sell them for profit. Other reviews of these print-on-demand websites focused on the ease of use or stylishness of the products being printed upon, but I took a different tack, focusing upon [...]

Light Up the Night with an I am NOT a 2nd Class Citizen T-Shirt

Saturday, December 20 just may be the busiest day of shopping left before Christmas at malls and plazas around the nation. With that in mind, Join the Impact has called for a nationwide set of demonstrations at shopping places around the country on December 20. The events are being give the collective name Light Up [...]

I gave Governor Blagojevich a bribe, and all I got was this lousy t-shirt! (Get it Ethically Here)

One of the interesting things about designing t-shirts is trying to figure out which ones will be popular and which won’t. Nope, I’m still not good those predictions. I was pretty sure my Man Plus Woman Equals Thingy would be a wildly popular t-shirt zinging the fundamentalists for their marriage equation, but nope, I haven’t [...]

Skreened Opens New Brick and Mortar T-Shirt Store in Columbus

For nearly two years now, we’ve been designing and selling sweatshop-free t-shirts through Skreened, a print-on-demand shop in Columbus, Ohio. All of the shirts come from American Apparel, which does vertically-integrated shirt production on the up-and-up in Los Angeles. That’s an ethical alternative to the t-shirts you see made in China or Indonesia, made using [...]