While walking the streets of Southeast Asia, our hearts were truly broken by the conditions people are living in. Young men, women and children are sold for as little as $3 for sexual encounters, families live in stilted shacks on landfills (dump), and the value of human life and morality is seemingly deteriorating . After returning home, and convicted to act against this injustice, we wanted to make a difference and contribute to the fight. Having a heart to raise awarenes, we decided to launch Speak Against Injustice, a Fair Trade apparel line dedicated to raising awareness of human trafficking and poverty through spoken messages and statistics on fair trade t-shirts. In August of 2012, Speak Apparel merged with Vivente Coffee to become products of Fair Trade World.
WHAT SETS SPEAK AGAINST INJUSTICE APART?
Speak Against Injustice is unique in several ways, which we like to summarize as the “Speak-4“.
There are four reasons why purchasing Fair Trade Certified shirts from Speak Apparel is beneficial.
By purchasing a shirt you are:
1.) Supporting products that are ethically made, and each fair trade certified t-shirt you buy promotes sustainable livelihoods for the garment workers as well as cotton farmers, and ensures a slave free product.
2.) Going Green! Organic cotton represents a return to safe and sustainable practices. It is grown with natural fertilizers and is free from toxic chemicals.
3.) Raising Awareness of social injustice by simply wearing a Speak Against Injustice shirt.
4.) Financially supporting projects around the world as a percentage of every sale is donated to a project of your choice.
There are more than 27 million slaves in our world today and 15 million children die each year from starvation. Will you be there voice… will you speak for them… will you Speak Against Injustice?