SweatFree Shopping Guide!
The products offered by the retailers and suppliers listed in this shopping guide put together by the anti-sweatshop community are made by workers in the United States and around the world who are organized into democratic unions or worker-owned cooperatives.
Videos on Worker's Rights in China
Order your copy of the "Bittersweet Working Life in Shenzen" today!
The Bittersweet Working Life in Shenzhen is a collection of 7 worker-made videos showing daily aspects of life working in the transnational factories in Shenzhen, China's first Special Economic Zone. From the first-person perspective of Chinese workers, audiences witness where the workers live, what food they eat, moments of fun, and ultimately are exposed to what they call a bittersweet life. To order please contact Sweatshop Watch at 213-748-5945 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the videos. DVDs are $10.00 (a suggested donation). All DVDs come with facilitation guide.
Clean Clothes Campaign (the Netherlands)
European network of national networks against sweatshops.
Currently they are working to get KTS Textiles Industries to compensate workers, victims, and families of the deceased that suffered from the fire in Chittagong on February 23, 2006. The fire has been called the worst tragedy in the history of the Bangladesh garment industry. Several American companies bought from KTS, including Leslee Scott, Inc., which is based in Utah. They provide uniforms, linens, etc. for prison systems, hospitals, and cities. Clean Clothes has also found they have procurement contracts with cities in CA.
Empowering consumers and investors to call for an end to sweatshops. 800-58-GREEN
SweatFree, Fair Trade, and peace campaigns, speakers, global economy education. 415-558-6938
Maquila Solidarity Network (Canada)
Canadian anti-sweatshop network. 416-532-8584
Progressive Jewish Alliance
PJA educates, advocates and organizes on issues of peace, equality, diversity and justice, as a progressive voice in the Jewish community and a Jewish voice in the progressive community. 510-893-1063
Musicians Against Sweatshops
Musicians and fans who are intent on driving sweatshops out of the music business. 877-992-7827
Presbyterian Hunger Program, PC
Educates people about sweatshops and where to purchase “sweatshop free” clothes. 800-334-0434
Carpet labeling program and rehabilitation centers for former child laborers in India, Pakistan and Nepal. 202-347-4205
Nationwide network for local action against sweatshops. 207-262-7277
United Students Against Sweatshops
Network of student activists on over 200 campuses organizing for sweatfree licensing policies. 202-NO-SWEAT
Teaching resources on sweatshops, child labor, and anti-sweatshop legislation. 212-265-7000
Worker Rights Consortium
Assists in the enforcement of institutional sweatfree codes of conduct. 202-387-4884
International sweatshop news and anti-sweatshop campaigns. 212-265-7000
Campaign for Labor Rights
Mobilizing grassroots support to promote economic and social justice. 202-544-9355
Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras
Supporting struggles for social, economic and environmental justice in the maquilas. 210-732-8957
Educating for Justice, Inc
Develops, produces and distributes social justice-oriented programming to educational marketplace. 732-988-7322
International Labor Rights Fund
Advocacy organization dedicated to achieving just and humane treatment for workers. 202-347-4100
Jewish Labor Committee
Links the Jewish community and the trade union movement. 212-477-0707
National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice
Mobilizes the religious community on issues and campaigns that help workers. 773-728-8400
National Labor Committee
Campaigns and reports on sweatshops, listed by company and by country. 212-242-3002
National Mobilization Against Sweatshops
New York workers membership organization taking back the right to control work, health, time, and lives. 718-625-9091
No Sweat Shop Label and Homeworkers Code of Practice (Australia)
Corporate code of conduct to eliminate sweatshop conditions in Australia.
Progressive Jewish Alliance
Inter-generational membership organization fighting locally against sweatshops. 323-761-8350
Assists workers around the world struggling to build democratic and independent trade unions. 202-778-4500
U.S. women’s network in support of Central American sweatshop workers’ rights. 202-265-3790
California-based coalition focused on apparel sweatshops in the U.S and abroad. 213-748-5945
Thai Labour Campaign (Thailand)
Information on Thai workers fighting for justice and calls for international solidarity.
TIE Asia (Sri Lanka)
Information on garment worker struggles in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand and Indonesia.
U.S. Labor Education in the Americas Project)
Supports economic justice for workers in Central America, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Mexico. 773-262-6502