Here are some of the articles published about Counter Sourcing and Fair Trade Apparel.
The sale of shirts and caps emblazoned with college logos generated $1.23 billion at colleges during the 2006-2007 academic year, according to the National Association of College Stores. Joe Falcone’s company makes only a fraction of that. But it stands out for another reason — it is one of very few companies to sell “fair-trade
apparel.” Read more
One day seven or eight years ago in Bangkok, Joe Falcone began to feel an uncomfortable sensation of futility. The grandson of garment workers, he had been working in Asia’s clothing factories for nearly a decade, making certain they complied with labor and environmental laws. The idea was to assure American consumers their apparel and shoes were not made in sweatshops. Read more
Student groups have been pushing for years to make sure UW-Madison licensed clothing isn’t made in sweatshops. The university said it believes all apparel currently complies with its code of conduct, but those who still have concerns now have a new option. Read more
For years, State Street coffee shops and cafes have offered “fair trade” coffee, tea and chocolate for purchase.
The fair trade movement, which generally promotes fair wages as well as social and environmental production standards, is growing across the country. Read more