After stumbling upon this Vice article which explores the possible hypocrisy of the apparel we wear to support causes such as planned parenthood or to proclaim our support of the feminist movement – clothes that at once deem us “woke” but also have cast shadows of doubt when no one asks “where” and “how” these items were made.
I want to assure you that all of our bags are made at factories that meet and exceed fair wage and fair labor practices as well as safety standards. We are certified FLSA and SA 8000. The majority of our factory employees are women – women who are valued in the workplace, compensated well above minimum wages and who have ample holiday and vacation time off.
Children did not make your bag. The people in it work in a safe work environment and they make a livable wage.
In addition to this we are a woman owned business and the majority of the employees (hi!) that work in our office are women. We work to empower women all over the world, and in all social and economic circumstances.
If you are a non-profit or are seeking to design apparel with proceeds that go towards a cause, you should work with a company whose values align with your own. You can be sure that here at Eco-Bags Products we support women, we support the right to a living wage – no matter where in the world you live, and we also support the protection of our environment.
Written by: Mollie Mac, ECOBAGS® very own marketing maven. Mollie is an adventurer and a green living advocate. If you have any tips or tricks for her she’d love to hear from you, email her at: mollie(at)ecobags(dot)com