Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Fashionably Responsible in the Fight Against Poverty - Blog Action Day 08
Today marks Blog Action Day 2008 and the focus is on Poverty. Fashion Ethic has joined the conversation and would like to remind you that poverty exists in every country, all around the world and CAN BE prevented and ended.
Today, 25% of all sales at Fashion Ethic will be donated to The Global Fund in honor of all of us coming together to make a difference.
The quest to end poverty this century put forth by the Jubilee campaign and Dr. Jeffrey Sachs was one of the sparks of action that got me started down the path that eventually led to founding Fashion Ethic. I believe in "Fashionably Responsible" living - and a big part of that is knowing for sure that your clothing was made by people being paid a fair, living wage and being treated fairly.
Beyond being a conscious consumer, there are a few other things you can do today to take ACTION in the fight against poverty.
READ the other blogs - nearly 10,000 blogs have come together to discuss one issue today. Click HERE to view others.
ASK your presidential candidates to honor their promises in regards to global poverty at the ONE Campaign HERE.
LEARN about the issues HERE.
SHOP Fashion Ethic and we'll donate 25% of your sale to The Global Fund. CLICK HERE.
and most important of all...
DISCUSS with your friends and spread the word about the issues and solutions like supporting Fair Trade and Fair Wages and giving Microloans through organizations like KIVA (more on this in a later post!).