I am so excited to venture into Blogging :) Let me introduce myself... I am Jennifer Moran, Program Coordinator for Solidarity Clothing; I feel so blessed to be a part of this organization. Through this blog I will share with you stories from my travels to Bolivia, recaps of my meetings with each of the five cooperatives we work with, new products, Bolivian current events, and so much more!
What is Solidarity Clothing?
Solidarity Clothing is so much more than a company; we are a non-profit, Fair Trade Partnership with Cooperatives in Bolivia, South America. We give consumers an opportunity to shop responsibly and ethically while alleviating poverty in the third world. Solidarity Clothing is committed to Fair Trade: a justice centered business practice providing a living wage for workers, safe and empowering working conditions and environmentally friendly practices.
Solidarity Clothing, Business Outfitters: Shop Professionally. Shop ethically.
For your business, organization, or school, Solidarity Clothing offers the highest quality, 100% cotton pique polo shirts and embroidered corporate apparel that will make your team stand out from the crowd. http://www.solidarityclothing.org/
Solidarity Clothing is a partnership in the truest sense of the word.
We believe that consumers, retailers, and wholesalers can work together with producers in a developing country, and help them earn a living wage for their families.
Our vision about poverty is simple and powerful. We believe that no person working a full day should live in poverty; that all labor, no matter how unskilled, should enable a person to feed his family; and that all labor should be dignified by a living wage that covers the basic needs: food, a decent home and sanitation, medical care and education. While we in the developed countries have everything we desire and even more, the majority of people live a life in dire poverty, a never ending story of unemployment, underemployment, hopelessness, illness and deprivation.
We live in luxury while millions of children in poor countries go without education, medical care and often even without a meal per day. At Solidarity Clothing we believe that an act as simple as shopping can have a tremendous impact on poverty alleviation if we purchase directly from the poor.