Review: Ethletic Trainers (Chuck Taylor’s are Made in Sweatshops)

Via on Jun 6, 2008

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Didja know that Chuck Taylors, that icon of America and independence, have been bought up by Nike and are made in Asia? Fortunately for punks and hipsters everywhere, there’s a mindful alternative. “Ethletics” are so ethically produced, the Forest Stewardship Council’s logo is stamped on their sustainably-sourced rubber soles. I got my pair courtesy the good folks at econscious, who co-hosted The Giving Suite at Sundance…you can get yours through our web site. So next time you work up a sweat in these oldschool fair-labor kicks, you’ll know you’re the first to have done so.

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8 Responses to “Review: Ethletic Trainers (Chuck Taylor’s are Made in Sweatshops)”

  1. elephant journal admin says:

    Timothy Moley Today at 2:44pm
    So have you done your research on where these are made? I tried and got nowhere. Technically they should have a Made in —- label on them and they don’t.

  2. elephant journal admin says:

    fairtradesports.com would probably know…

  3. Matt says:

    In Pakistan, supposedly in some sort of union or co-op shop, fair wages, etc.

  4. Maria says:

    I love shoes so this is exciting! Unfortunately, Ethletics only ships to the UK on their website. But!https://www.autonomieproject.com/fair_trade/footw… ships to the US.

  5. I was so frustrated beacuse I couldn`t resolve this issue. Then I found your site in google and problem is solved. Thanks!

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  7. I am looking forward for your next post

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