Dave Steenburg, program director for the peace project at YFC / Youth Unlimited Woodstock, holds up the shirt that will be worn by people across Woodstock in support of Fair Trade from April 4 to 10.
A report highlighting inhumane conditions at a sweatshop sparked a local initiative aimed at raising awareness about fair trade. The All's Fair Wear-athon, which runs from April 4 to April 10, is a Youth Unlimited Woodstock fundraiser that asks participants to wear a fair trade T-shirt for 110 hours, the same number of hours some sweatshop labourers are required to work in a single week.
"Everything we wear, somebody made -but under what conditions?," said Dave Steenburg, program director of The Peace Project at Youth Unlimited Woodstock. READ MORE
Anyone interested in participating in the All's Fair Wear-athon can go to www.yfcwoodstock.com for more information.