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Timberland CEO Calls for Green Shoe Labels

Timberland CEO Calls for Green Shoe Labels

Jeffrey B. Swartz, the chief executive of Timberland, believes that the athletic shoe industry has made strides in combating child labor—but has fallen behind on the environmental front.  He told the New York Times, "Ask people what they know about the human rights or environmental track record of the brand they just bought, and they walk away. People buy on the basis of product attributes, not brand attributes."

September 29, 2007

Blackspot: The Anti-Brand Shoe

Blackspot: The Anti-Brand Shoe

In the 1990s, anti-sweatshop campaigns exposed Nike and other major shoe corporations’ use of sweatshop labor to make their product. “The idea that you can whine against Nike, you can bite at their heels, you can try to boycott them and all the rest of it,” said Kalle Lasn, founder of Adbusters.  “But it’s possible also to develop an anti-brand that uses their multibillion-dollar cool and subverts it in some way."

September 19, 2007

Is Eco-Fashion an Oxymoron?

Is Eco-Fashion an Oxymoron?

Eco-fashion is a trend that is slowly catching fire as consumers realize they don’t have to dress in nonorganics made for sweatshop wages and hurt the environment. Is this a real fashion change, or conjured out of whole cloth?

September 17, 2007

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