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Do you know what your clothes cost?

 
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an unfortunate norm

#MoreThanMoney

A $5 tee or $20 pair of jeans might at first seem like a great deal, but it's actually one of the most costly things you can purchase. Although monetarily inexpensive, these items cost human lives, health, and well-being.

 
 
 
 

99% of all clothing is made unethically by overworked, underpaid & abused people

 
 
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is it worth it?

The True Cost

So what does a $5 tee actually cost? It costs the life of a cotton farmer in India who commits suicide after being manipulated into an inescapable cycle of debt. It costs the health of an entire village when they drink water contaminated by pesticides used on the cotton. It costs the normality stolen from a child when they are born with DNA mutations after their mother drank that contaminated water while pregnant. It costs the emotional and physical well-being of the mistreated, abused and underpaid person who sews it. It costs so much #MoreThanMoney

Relatives mourn their grandfather who was killed when a garment factory collapsed in bangladesh in 2013. over 1,000 people died that day. Photo Courtesy of India Times


Relatives mourn their grandfather who was killed when a garment factory collapsed in bangladesh in 2013. over 1,000 people died that day. Photo Courtesy of India Times

rehana, a garment worker, lost both her legs in a garment factory collapse. Photo Courtesy of India Times


rehana, a garment worker, lost both her legs in a garment factory collapse. Photo Courtesy of India Times

a woman holds a picture of her husband who committed suicide. he borrowed money to purchase cotton seeds and pesticides. the crops failed due to a lack of rain. Photo and story courtesy of The gaurdian


a woman holds a picture of her husband who committed suicide. he borrowed money to purchase cotton seeds and pesticides. the crops failed due to a lack of rain. Photo and story courtesy of The gaurdian

a 17 year old girl lost her leg when a garment factory collapsed in bangladesh in 2013. thousands of people were killed and injured that day. Photo Courtesy of India Times


a 17 year old girl lost her leg when a garment factory collapsed in bangladesh in 2013. thousands of people were killed and injured that day. Photo Courtesy of India Times

companies often hold monopolies on genetically modified cotton seeds, allowing them to sell the seeds at exorbitant prices. farmers are forced to go into debt to purchase the seeds. since the seeds are patented, farmers can't save and replant them the following year & are forced to buy new seeds, trapping them in a cycle of debt. photo courtesy of The gaurdian


companies often hold monopolies on genetically modified cotton seeds, allowing them to sell the seeds at exorbitant prices. farmers are forced to go into debt to purchase the seeds. since the seeds are patented, farmers can't save and replant them the following year & are forced to buy new seeds, trapping them in a cycle of debt. photo courtesy of The gaurdian

 
 

A Better Alternative

 
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We can do better

Wonderfully Made  

We aim to produce and sell items that are 100% ethical. In the design, sourcing and manufacturing of our products, we will seek to maximize benefits to each person and community involved. We are committed to providing our employees with safe working conditions and living wages, opportunities for advancement and education. We seek to create cycles and systems that give the power back to the people creating the clothing, rather than making them dependent on us. Put simply, we value people -- from the farmers to the sewers and everyone in between -- as far more important than the products we sell.

 
 
I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process.
— Benjamin Harrison
 
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