There is a lot of talk about sweatshops around here these days. One thing not everyone knows though, is what the word “sweatshop” means exactly. For the definition, we turn to The U.S. General Accounting Office which defines a work place as a sweatshop if employer ‘violates more than one federal or state labor law governing minimum wage and overtime, child labor, industrial homework, occupational safety and health, workers’ compensation or industrial registration’
This week Swine flu is getting a whole lot more attention that workers who suffer daily in poor working conditions. It doesn’t mean the problem has gone away just because we don’t see it on the news.
At SKREENED we can not promote companies that use unfair/inhuman treatment on their workers which is why we have taken a step in the right direction by using American Apparel clothing. We know where they are made, we know how, and we know they are accountable.
We want to keep our customers aware of what they are buying. Stay tuned to our blog for more information about with these issues.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: compassion, empathy, ethics, TED talks
Since i can’t figure out how to put this darn video on wordpress, a link will have to do for now. . . I’m sorry. I hope you get to it. the TED talks are always amazing.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: assuming, brilliant, ethics, giving, inspiration, leadership, ryan morgan, skreened, skreened.com
An interesting experiment surfaced in a recent conversation with Ryan Morgan of brilliant.
When inspiring people toward good things (giving of their time, focus, and money sacrificially) it’s ok to make assumptions.
When we talk, the assumption is that everyone in conversation agrees on the fundamentals; even if they may not.
For instance, we’ll start talking about where we’re going to give our time and money, instead of talking about whether we should. We’ll ask how much more over the assumed 10% standard, are you giving away?
I’m not sure about the outcome, but it seems interesting.
So where are you giving to these days readers?
Filed under: rants, Uncategorized | Tags: belief, ethics, faith, gapingvoid, hughtrain, skreened, values, vision
Ultimately, the result of our lives, day in and out, is the integrity of our actions. Succeed or fail, we have to live with ourselves at the end of the day. I’m so thankful to have created a platform where doing that is not difficult.
Filed under: cool stuff, rants | Tags: asia's hope, charitable giving, ethics, gapingvoid, hugh macleod, hughtrain
“We are here to find meaning. We are here to help other people do the same. Everything else is secondary.” the hughtrain.
When people choose to make a tee shirt with us, there could be a ton of reasons why they do it. We only print on American Apparel, which means you have the confidence of knowing that everything you sell or order is made in the US, without exploitive labor practices common in the clothing industry.
Maybe you like the colors or the set-up of the website. Maybe you really identify with the Skreened brand. But there are some things you might not know.
We’re not just selling tee shirts for tee shirts sake. Skreened, as well as being a business is an exercise in ethics, integrity and charity. Everything from the sustainable pricing, fast order fulfillment and democratization of designs are something to believe in.
We’re building an ethical financial engine to engage and change the world. We’re committed to giving to the poorest in the world through our gifts to Asia’s Hope. We’re committed to living better.When you partner with us, either in purchase or designing, or some other way, this is who you’re partnering with.
And that’s pretty exciting in my book.