May 15, 2013
The recent garment factory tragedy in Bangladesh has taken me out. The most recent death toll was at 1,127. Staggering.
The tragedy has left many wondering about the power of their consumption. Who do you vote for with your wallet?
In large part because consumers are asking these questions, big players in the market are starting to move toward a more ethical supply chain. Which is a good thing.
I want to leave room for big players like Gap and Nordstrom to come to the table. I want to leave ethical/spiritual room for those who previously may have been solely profit-motivated to begin to factor in the human and environmental impact of their supply chain. For now, though, (when possible) my financial vote is for ethical companies who have been doing the right thing all along. Companies like Mata Traders.
Mata Traders is a wonderful clothing and jewelry company. They’re members of the Fair Trade Federation, and their mission is “to work with organizations that educate, employ, and empower women.” Their organization is wonderful, and they have really cute clothing. Here are two of their best sellers:
This is the Jin Jin Ruffle Dress in red.
Next time you’re in the market for women’s clothing or jewelry, take a look at the Mata Traders website. Super cute and super ethical.
I would love to hear from readers who purchase from other ethical clothing companies.