Taking It Home
We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. —Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Spend some time with your apparel and footwear. What can you learn about workers in each item’s country of origin? Consider these questions as you examine each piece:
- What do I know about how the workers in this country are treated?
- Would I make a different choice if I knew they were not paid a living wage? If I knew the workers lacked access to basic needs such as housing, clean water, and health care?
- How do my everyday economic decisions ripple out into the world?