Thursday, September 1, 2011

The other side of sport

As we lace-up our expensive running shoes and pull on the latest wick-sweat-away gear, maybe we should spare a thought for where it all comes from. I've been posting information from Playfair 2012 and this morning received another disturbing story.

We talk about fair trade and fair working conditions but what does that really mean in the context of a developing country?

This link take you to a post on Malani: My life as a garment worker making Adidas sportswear in Sri Lanka

When you're done reading, there is something very simple you can do to help. Playfair have set up an email system to contact the CEOs of leading sportswear companies targetted by their campaign. All you have to do is click and send. Find that link here at What You Can Do

You never know what your action could lead to ...
Playfair 2012

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girlboxing said...

Thanks for this! We so often forget *how* things are actually produced. It is one of the reasons I because a vegetarian, just because meat comes in tidy packages at the supermarket doesn't mean I should not understand how it actually got there.

niamh said...

@girlboxing - fellow veggie :) Re the sports wear - I've been following a twitter-chat #sheparty and there doesn't seem to be a simple answer, other than continuing to raise awareness and try to push companies with our purchasing

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