True, a lot of us didn't know that many of our favorite places use slave labor. The very terrible thing, though, is that some of us knew about it and didn't do anything. Some of us just continued to shop as if nothing was wrong. I once listened to a friend of mine say, "I love that place! It's my favorite store," right after I had just finished talking about its use of sweatshops. Now, how can we possibly support a system that routinely abuses, exploits, dehumanizes, starves, sickens, and kills our fellow human beings? We can't. The only way that these stores and brands will stop giving us cheap clothes at the result of abuse is if we all simply refuse to buy. But how? It seems like every last store uses slave labor of some kind. How do we find a place that refuses to exploit human beings?
Well, here are a few alternatives. I haven't bought anything yet because I don't need any new clothes right now, but the second I do decide to buy things, I will be posting reviews on this blog. Feeling adventurous? Need a new skirt? Want to give the person who made your clothes enough money to take care of his/her family? Why not try out one of these websites?
You might just find your new favorite clothing.