Lululemon athletica, a yoga-inspired clothing line, has often been touted as an ethical business. On November 14, however, the New York Times reported that, VitaSea, which the company claimed contained seaweed, in fact, did not. Considering that consumers pay more for organic clothing, the report raises questions about Lululemon.
November 15, 2007
In the wake of one of the most damaging child labor scandals of the past few years, The Observer is reporting that Gap Inc is considering measures that would break new ground in the retail clothing industry's commitment to preventing future abuses.
November 5, 2007
An investigation by the UK's Observer has revealed Gap clothing being manufactured by children as young as eight, under unspeakable conditions. It appears that at least one of Gap's Indian vendors subcontracted a portion of its orders to factories where children were beaten and forced to work from morning until after midnight without pay.
October 30, 2007
Ethical shopping is usually more about which products you buy than where you buy them, but EarthMoment.com hopes that the carbon credits it donates with every purchase will be enough to make you want to do your holiday shopping with them.
October 29, 2007
Comparing Target and Wal-Mart seems like a relatively easy thing to do. Wal-Mart has been accused of the 'Wal-Martization' of the American economy, abusing its labor force, and selling cheap goods at low prices. Target, on the other hand, has a reputation that glistens next to the Wal-Mart behemoth. Is Target getting a free ride?
October 25, 2007