Fairfield, IA (PRWEB) March 7, 2006
OrganicClothing.blogs.com in collaboration with LotusOrganics.com is pleased to announce the publication of a three-part blog series titled “Ethical Shopping, Ethical Clothing.” This three-part blog series carefully and thoroughly examines the major issues related to shopping ethically and what constitutes ethical clothing.
The global apparel industry is valued at roughly $390 billion. The number of garments purchased by American consumers has increased 73% between 1996 and 2001, while apparel prices have fallen 10% over the past decade. “Always Low Prices” comes largely at the expense of poor, uneducated garment workers in developing countries who have been trapped in a system of servitude and sweatshop conditions. Boycotts, picketing, letter writing campaigns, and a barrage of unfavorable publicity in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s forced many large name clothing chains to adopt “Corporate Social Responsibility” policies requiring their clothing manufacturers and suppliers to provide fair wages and safe working conditions to their employees.
The first in the “Ethical Shopping, Ethical Clothing” series explores issues of sweatshop conditions and how many manufacturing corporations and countries use a variety of laws and legalistic definitions of “employees” to hide the true extent of a vast underpaid labor force that lies below the radar of government regulations and “Corporate Social Responsibility” policies.
The second in the series examines ethical shopping and the rise, benefits and limitations of Fair Trade policies and organizations, while the third in the series examines ethical clothing, the concerns of animal rights organizations for the ethical treatment of animals, and the growing movement of eco-friendly and animal-friendly designers such as Stella McCartney and Hemandt Trevedi.
The intent of the three-part series “Ethical Shopping, Ethical Clothing” is to give clothing shoppers the information that they need to make informed decisions about the ethics of garment manufactures and clothing companies.
OrganicClothing.blogs.com is a blog dedicated to all issues concerning organic, eco-friendly and sustainable “green” clothing. We explore social, ecological and environmental issues, hot fashion trends and eco-clothing designers, clothing selections, organic clothing manufactures, natural fibers and fabrics, chemical sensitivities, organic apparel costs and prices and anything else in the wide world of organic, sustainable and green clothing that grabs our interest. For more information, visit OrganicClothing.blogs.com.
LotusOrganics.com offers purely beautiful and healthy organic and natural fiber clothing to women and men for work, school, yoga, exercise, casual, and sleep wear. LotusOrganics.com also has a selection of pure organic cotton clothing for infants and babies. LotusOrganics.com clothing is manufactured from organic cotton, hemp, silk, tencel, wool and alpaca under environmentally and socially responsible Fair Trade principles. As an internet-based store, LotusOrganics.com provides free shipping worldwide for their fine organic and natural fiber clothing. For more information, visit http://www.LotusOrganics.com.
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