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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rinse & Repeat.

Today more than ever, people are becoming more socially aware of how the products that we use every day are produced and manufactured; however you should also be aware of the environmental impacts as well. “Greening” the Promotional Product Industry At Ethix, we continually strive to expand our promotional product offering to include as many…Continue Reading

Made in USA: Fakers and Frauds

Don’t Fall For It! Get Only Genuine USA Made Promotional Products! Unfortunately, there are those in our industry looking to cash in on unsuspecting individuals in the market for American made promotional items. With a simple slight of hand – presto! – their imported silicone wristbands can be confused with those made in the USA as…Continue Reading

Ethix Ventures Interviews Ben Hensler: About Wage Theft in the Haitian Garment Industry

Ethix Ventures Interviews Ben Hensler: About Wage Theft in the Haitian Garment Industry

We were eager to catch up with the Worker Rights Consortium after the release of the WRC report “Stealing from the Poor: Wage Theft in the Haitian Apparel Industry” and were happy to connect with Ben Hensler, the Deputy Director of and General Counsel to the Worker Rights Consortium. Ben was raised in Los Angeles…Continue Reading

WRC Exposes Apparel Brands Stealing from the (Working) Poor

    “Stealing from the Poor: Wage Theft in the Haitian Apparel Industry” Last week the WRC released a report on the working conditions and prevalent wage theft in Haiti within the island nation’s garment industry. These findings, interviews, and analyses were completed with workers at factories in the Caracol Industrial Park outside of Cap-Haitien…Continue Reading

Ethix Ventures Interviews Natalie Yoon: On Students for Fair Trade

Ethix Ventures Interviews Natalie Yoon: On Students for Fair Trade

We were happy to reconnect with United Students for Fair Trade and Natalie Yoon following Maria Louzon‘s departure last August. Natalie joins USFT as an Ohio State University alum, where she organized for ethical university apparel contracts and justice for campus food service workers as a member of United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS). She has…Continue Reading

Ethix Ventures Interviews Hans P. Theyer: Bringing Back the Fair Trade ‘FLO’ to the U.S.

Ethix Ventures Interviews Hans P. Theyer: Bringing Back the Fair Trade ‘FLO’ to the U.S.

Fairtrade America, the new organization representing the Fairtrade International (FLO) system in the U.S., recently announced the appointment of Hans P. Theyer as its Executive Director. Hans brings a combination of business and international development experience to Fairtrade America. He has worked with rural communities across Latin America and Asia, and has held positions in…Continue Reading

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