The average sweatshop worker in Cambodia earns $3 a day, which in their grocery stores buys one small cut of meat or, three heads of broccoli. Because we care about this inequality, 100% of our clothing and products are fair trade. What does "fair trade" mean to us? It means we have confidence in the designer's promise that the humans who work on the product are compensated well above the average wage for their country, their working hours are fair, they are given adequate breaks and often, health coverage. In most cases our designers are present at their sew shops regularly, the shops are small and pleasant, or the seamstresses pick up the fabric and work from home on their own time. There is an official "fair trade certification" process which some of our seamstresses have. However, in many cases fair trade certification would otherwise be prohibitively expensive for these seamstresses and so we have our own system of determining if the company is treating workers well.
Above: One of our clothing designers, Marilyn, works alongside the small family of seamstresses she employs in Sechwan, China.