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Sweatshops

Economic action to end sweatshop and forced child labor

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Green America Resources

Green America gives you resources for green purchasing that will help end sweatshop and child labor. Look for these labels as outlined in our Green American magazine to help you avoid sweatshops when you shop.

Plus, we help you join with others to call on businesses to ensure that their products are not made under exploitative conditions. (Tell the Gap to sign on tfire-saftey programs that include worker input, transparency, and binding commitments to protect workers.)

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Guide to Ending Sweatshops

Download a copy for free or call 1-800-58-GREEN to order by phone. Bulk rates available. Excellent resources for individuals as well as schools, faith congregations, and community groups working to end sweatshop labor.


Other No-Sweatshop Resources

Sweat-Free Purchasing Guide

The Sweat-free Purchasing Guide [PDF], by the Sweat-free Purchasing Consortium, helps procurement officials develop and implement policies and rules to achieve compliance with their public entity’s procurement laws and reach their goal of avoiding sweatshop products.

Sweat-Free World Campaign:  

The International Labor Rights Forum's "Creating a Sweat-Free World Campaign" focuses on sweatshops (particularly in the garment industry), working conditions in food and agriculture supply chains, strategies to enforce laws that protect workers' rights, and the policies that lead to systemic labor rights violations.