Yesterday afternoon, James Delingpole e-mail blasted his latest of 365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy:
218. On being served Fair Trade coffee, take a sip, then spit it out in horror and disgust. Gag: “My God! This is Fair Trade! Don’t you know I never do Fair Trade stuff? Fair Trade is evil.” Explain [...]
She asked me this question, looking through the catalog of inappropriately skimpy clothing for girls who haven’t had their first period. She pointed at the “tribal-inspired fashion” and said she would especially like some of those bandeau tops for her daughter, but wanted to “save the planet” too.
As my wife asked open questions and [...]
When you buy one of our sweatshop-free t-shirts, you do more than spread a liberal political message across your chest. For every shirt we sell, we pledge to donate $1 to a progressive political cause and to send another $1 to someone starting up a small self-administered enterprise in the developing world.
This month, we’re [...]
T-Shirt Monster is a Canadian company that prints graphic designs on t-shirts and ships them out to customers on demand. For every t-shirt that T-Shirt Monster sells, the person who came up with the graphic design on the shirt gets a commission, making the print-on-demand model a good way for designers and T-Shirt Monster to [...]
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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 [...]
Adrienne Fitch-Frankel of Global Exchange details the conditions still present in cocoa fields:
The slave trade in the West African cocoa fields, which regularly produces in the neighborhood of 70% of the world’s cocoa, led to public outrage after a series of media reports nearly a decade ago revealed the extent of abusive child labor [...]
This owl ornament is a reminder to me that the decisions we make about what to buy and where to buy it have the potential to result in a series of gifts or a series of curses. [...]
Once and future presidential candidate Mitt Romney trots over to Fortune Magazine to give President-Elect Barack Obama some helpful advice free of charge, peering into the future with his penetrating vision in order to unveil the shape of things to come:
I can only hope the President abandons the populist current, which seems to be [...]
I just got off the phone with a representative of CafePress who informs me that (following up on plans it had announced last month) the print-on-demand company is now offering a new line of Junior Jersey T-Shirts, replacing an old line that was not made in the demonstrably sweatshop-free conditions that American Apparel maintans. The [...]