Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Great men's label: Fair Indigo

I am always on the look out for new brands and came across Fair Indigo, their men's collection is great.

Fair Indigo has searched the world for the best factories and co-ops producing the highest quality clothing and accessories while paying their workers fairly and treating them with respect.

Rib 1/4-Zip Pullover - $49
This Peruvian factory understands fair trade. In addition to fair wages, employees earn a generous bonus each year as part of a profit-sharing program. In addition to paying fair wages, shares its profits with its employees, provides them a free hot lunch, and supplies free on-site medical care for workers and their families $49.00

Alpaca Long Scarf $39

Alpaca is the key to helping more than 150,000 of the poorest families in the Andes Mountain region of Peru who rely on the alpaca for their prime source of income. Many of these herders have recently banded together to sell to factories in bulk, cutting out middlemen and receiving a higher percentage of profits. Made in Arequipa, Peru.

In addition to paying workers fair wages Fair Indigo believe that the best way to help developing countries prosper is through education. As a result, they have established the Fair Indigo Foundation — a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving educational opportunities in the developing countries where their factories and co-ops are located.
Fair Indigo is donating 5% of its profits to the Foundation to support its educational projects and programs. Plus, 100% of the net proceeds from the Fair Indigo Logo Tee go directly to the Foundation’s programs.

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