What Kind of Ethical Clothing Shopper are You?

The Enchanted Outlook

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Welcome to Advocacy Magic, my blog series about finding the enchantment in being an advocate! Today’s post is all about bringing out your inner ethical shopper and figuring out your ethical “style.” But first- why shop for ethical clothing in the first place?

Did you know…

  • Most clothing is made by young women (as young as 14), and these women work an average of 14 hours a dayearn less than $3 a dayThe working conditions are substandard and they often face sexual harassment at work. Contrary to popular belief, clothing sweatshops do not alleviate poverty. Higher wages are not unachievable. In fact, if we were to double the salary of sweatshop workers, garment prices would only go up 1.8%.

  • Only 10% of clothing that gets donated ends up being resold. What happens to the rest? 13 million tons a yearend up in landfills in the…

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