Labor Groups Release Sweatshop-Free Guide

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Date of publication: December 2, 2008

Source: Women's Wear Daily

WASHINGTON — Two labor rights organizations released a consumer guide for companies that produce and sell sweatshop-free merchandise.

The “2009 Shop with a Conscience Consumer Guide,” produced by SweatFree Communities ( and the International Labor Rights Forum, is a listing of apparel made under “ethical conditions,” according to the lists’ authors. The guide has been released annually for the past three years, said a spokeswoman for the International Labor Rights Forum.

“This holiday season, every dollar we spend on presents that are made by workers who have good jobs and are paid decent wages is an economic stimulus dollar,” said Bjorn Claeson, executive director of SweatFree Communities... 

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