Kick Sweatshop Labor: Fair Trade Soccer Ball

Via on May 30, 2008

By not paying adult workers a wage equal to local standards of living, sports companies force parents to put their children to work (somewhere else) so their family can survive. 

Fair Trade Sports’ balls are eco-certified, vegan and union-made by adults paid fair wages (so their children can stay in school), in decent working conditions. They’ve pioneered the use of eco-certified rubber from a sustainably-run forest, rather than rubber from mono-crop, destructive rubber tree plantations. Next up: figure how to use reclaimed rubber.

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5 Responses to “Kick Sweatshop Labor: Fair Trade Soccer Ball”

  1. via Jennifer MacFarlane on FB:
    AMEN!!! thank you Bodhisattva…did you see the HBO real sports piece on this…i am friends with Bryant Gumbell…he is a cool cat for raising awareness about this

  2. http://www.facebook.com/elephantjournal

    Mathew Gerson
    Scott James is a radical pioneer in the Biz Doing Good Space…..100% of profits donated to children centered causes….fair wage to adults in Pakistan….Fair Trade and FSC certified Latex.
    Fair Trade Sports is creating the standards that we all strive to achieve.

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