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May 30, 2008

Kick Sweatshop Labor: Fair Trade Soccer Ball

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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