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For more ethical clothing links, check out Unexpected's "Head to Toe: Clothing and Shoes for the Whole Family" or The Art of Simple's Ethical Shopping Guide: Clothing & Shoes or The Good Trade's Ethical Fashion Guides orFreestate's Ethical Apparel List or sign up to receive The Root Collective's free Ethical List E-book.
Unfortunately, too many of the clothes we buy in the U.S. come from sweatshops in developing countries, where employees work long hours for little pay in often unsafe conditions. News items in recent years like the 2012 Bangladesh Garment Factory Fire in Dhaka and the 2013 Rana Plaza Garment Factory Collapse, also in Dhaka, have served to bring these conditions to the attention of the world. The Garment Industry has also been tied to forced labor and slavery. The sweatshop-free clothing featured on this page is sold by organizations who form personal relationships with those who make the clothes they sell and help rescue them from exploitation. Follow the links below to buy clothes that help create better jobs, so tragedies like those above do not have to be repeated.