Where can I find fair trade shoes?

March 15, 2012

Fair Trade Shoes

If the shoe fits, do you buy it? I can tell you finding footwear to fit my size 11 requirements is no easy… well, you know. But tracking down ethically made shoes has thankfully gotten a little easier over the course of my years at Ecoholic – a major relief considering the newest sweatshop allegations hot off the assembly line.

Just last week, War on Want, a UK-based anti-poverty organization, released a scathing report detailing Adidas, Nike and Puma’s exploitation of Bangladeshi workers in the lead-up to the 2012 Olympics. The brands, which sponsor athletes and teams for the Games, were caught sourcing from five factories that failed to pay the nation’s basic minimum wage (on average, they paid workers 25 cents an hour). Read more…