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Not Just Where, but Who

By October 3, 2013Blog

We’re glad to see conversations in the news about ethical production and a movement towards knowing exactly where consumer products are made as articulated in a recent NYTimes article. While it’s going to be a long road for the apparel industry as a whole to become more socially responsible through corporate engagement, at Faces Apparel we’ve developed our entire business model with social good in mind. We’re doing what we can to not just tell consumers where the shirt was made but WHO made the shirt. Who are the factory workers? Where did they come from and what are their hopes and needs? Mike’s journey in the fashion industry has helped his community and our team come to understand that these Faces Behind the Label® usually come from far away places in search of work. They’re migrants that had to make the difficult decision to leave children and home behind just to survive. And when Mike asked factory workers what they wished for, do you know what many of them said? “I want to see my children. I haven’t seen them for years.” So while we work towards connecting you with the Faces Behind the Label® and bringing jobs to struggling communities so families can stay together through our mobile factory initiative, we hope you, the consumer, ask not just where your clothing comes from but WHO made it to help push the apparel industry towards better engagement in both business and community.

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