June 6, 2008

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

Conversely > via Waylon Lewis

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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