17 Aug '13, 11am

Anybody know if there's a US equivalent to this UK guide to ethical school uniforms?

Price wars Earlier this year, supermarket giant ASDA announced that it was selling a school uniform for less than £10 – including shoes.(2) At such low prices, it’s no wonder that consumers and journalists have started asking questions. “I don’t understand how they’re able to bring it down year after year,” says Mark Rogers from ethical school uniform company Clean Slate. ASDA pointed to its membership of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) to reassure that the school wear was ‘ethically sourced’.2 Yet Sam Maher from Labour Behind the Label (LBL) and Paul Collins from War on Want have expressed doubt that ETI membership was proof that the garments were ‘clean’, explaining that research has repeatedly found over work and under pay in factories used by ASDA and other ETI members.(3,4, 29) “We want more proof” said Collins. “They might be making ethical claims, but the reali...

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