Category Archives: non sweat shop labour

REI Announces New Sustainability Standards

Bit by bit, more and more outdoor manufacturers and retailers are adopting sustainability criteria for their products. While some companies have been leading for years, even the laggards are now starting to get with the program. But a recent announcement … Continue reading

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Patagonia: ‘selling better, not more’

Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia has always got a good rap on this website. They are slowly building their presence in Australia, with five stores operating at present. They have also increased their social and cultural involvement (for instance … Continue reading

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Patagonia Denim Redefines the Blue Jean

This story from Moja Gear highlights the moves by Patagonia to produce a more sustainable – and more ethical – denim jean. Cleaner, Safer, and Fair Trade, Too: Patagonia Denim Redefines the Blue Jean We all own at least one … Continue reading

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It’s all about transparency! Where Great Design and Business Ethics Collide

The following comes from James Williams, the founder of Keebunga. A new product, just launched on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform is leading the way in transparent business practices. The Keebunga hard shell key case, is beautiful to look at, tactile … Continue reading

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Change starts with a (Fair Trade) T-shirt

I haven’t as yet got around to doing a profile on Prana. Given that their clothing is becoming more available in Australia, it’s probably time to do a write up. But until then, check this short piece about one person’s … Continue reading

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Patagonia selling Fair Trade Certified clothing

The following update comes from Patagonia. Check their site for extra details. In an attempt to improve the lives of the workers who make our products, in May 2014 we began selling Fair Trade Certified™ apparel. Though we started small … Continue reading

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Patagonia Will Be the First Fair Trade-Certified International Clothing Brand

The following comes from the website complex.com, written by Matt Welty | Oct 25, 2013 Patagonia is known for making clothing that looks great but also performs to the highest standards in outdoors activities. The California brand is also about … Continue reading

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