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July 14, 2011

Wear Converse? You’re wearing Nike. You’re wearing unfair labor.

“Workers making Converse sneakers in Indonesia said supervisors throw shoes at them, slap them in the face and call them dogs and pigs. Nike, the brand’s owner, admits that such abuses have occurred among the contractors that make its hip high-tops but claims there was little it could do to stop it.”

You’re no rebel. You’re a consumer. You’re a consumer who supports a corporation owned by a corporation that hasn’t taken responsibility for abuse of its “employees.”

Read here for more.

Plus:

“Some of the world’s most famous clothing brands, including Nike, Adidas Puma, and H&M are using suppliers that pour toxic chemicals into China’s rivers, the environmental pressure group Greenpeace has claimed.”

Here’s a mindful alternative to Converse.

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