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14 October 2008 @ 03:02 pm
Slavery-Free Clothing Reccomendation  
It's with great pleasure that I have a shining example of a company within the clothing industry taking a stand for human rights and against modern day slavery.

Nau clothing, maker of fine eco-friendly activewear and outdoor clothing, has just released their business policies for public viewing. Take a look at their code of conduct:

Voluntary Employment:
Each employee's presence must be voluntary. There shall not be any use of forced labor, whether in the form of prison, indentured, slave, bonded, or any other form of compulsory labor.

Child Labor:
No person shall be employed at an age younger than 16 or younger than the age for completing compulsory education in the country of manufacture where such age is higher than 16. To ensure these age standards are complied with, the supplier does not use any form of homework for Nau production.

They even discuss their logic for global sourcing and link to the third-party verifier who insures that no human rights are being violated in their factories, Verite.

Additionally, Nau partners with charities like Mercy Corps to help the needy.

Nau has set a high standard for socially responsible clothes that we are pleased to recommend to you. We believe that companies like Nau deserve your patronage for the extra steps they take to go above and beyond industry standards to try and create a better world. Send the company an email to thank them for their courage to boldly stand up for the rights of their workers and demand a slavery-free product to sell. Encourage other companies you patron to set forth such bold policies and to make them public.

And of course, if you or anyone you know are in the market for high-quality, eco-friendly sportswear, give them your patronage. We vote with our wallets; supporting the work of organizations like Nau over corporations who don't care is important.

Nau's fall collection will be available for purchase starting the 21st of October.
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