Shop with a Conscience Consumer Guide

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Date of publication: November 19, 2007

Author: ILRF, Sweatshop Watch, and SweatFree Communities

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Created by SweatFree Communities, Sweatshop Watch, and the International Labor Rights Forum, the Shop with a Conscience Guide provides a list of “sweatfree” options for consumers who would like to purchase clothing made under ethical conditions.

The Guide profiles companies that produce clothing in accordance with international fair labor standards, such as ensuring workers healthy and safe working conditions; wages and benefits sufficient to support the basic needs of their families; and treatment with respect and dignity. In addition, the Guide promotes clothing produced in shops where workers are organized into democratic unions or worker-owned cooperatives and have an effective, collective voice in determining their wages and working conditions.