Just like the 40-hour work week and child labor laws, Labor Day has its roots in the American labor movement of the 19th and early 20th centuries. This movement showed what regular people can do when we join together. It helped shape our modern society, the American middle class, and the American Dream.
There are many areas of the world where the workers who manufacture goods sold in America do not share these protections. Sadly, forced labor, child labor, unsafe and unhealthy conditions, and poverty wages are still widespread. At DoneGood, we believe it’s our responsibility to shine a light on these practices and make it easy for you to find businesses that are demonstrating a better way.
So, we’re having a Labor Day Non-Sale
Shop unique products, support fair wages and labor practices and know a portion of your purchase is supporting Free the Slaves, one of the world's leading anti-human trafficking organizations.
Shop any of these six sites now through Tuesday, September 3rd and use one of our non-sale codes at checkout. When you use the code, 25% of your purchase will be donated to Free The Slaves. Read more about the amazing work they are doing here.
Here’s a list of participating brands:
Born out of the effort to rebuild Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, deux mains offers shoes, bags and accessories made by Haitian artisans using upcycled and sustainable materials. This mission-based business is focused on transforming poverty to prosperity in some of the world’s most marginalized communities.
Fashion-forward women’s apparel manufactured responsibly in Los Angeles, CA. Left Edit designed their supply chain to save water, support the local community, pay living wages, and reduce waste. Left Edit only works with factories that ensure workplace safety and prohibit discrimination and unlawful labor practices.
Majamas Earth manufactures their full line of women’s, maternity, men’s and kids’ clothing 100% in the United States. They feel it's the only way to ensure their clothing is never sprayed with chemicals, that waste water isn't dumped into our oceans, and the people behind them are treated ethically and paid fair wages.
Eco-friendly men’s and women’s apparel featuring stylish designs and bold patterns. Passion Lilie focuses on fair trade practices and works with manufacturers in India that provide fair wages and ensure safe and healthy working conditions for their artisans. They believe in the importance of giving each worker a voice and making sure they are genuinely happy and comfortable with their job. This can mean everything from clean water to time off.
Sleep, loungewear and casuals made proudly in India by women working to remain free from sex slavery. Each year, millions of women and children are trafficked into sexual exploitation in India. Sudara is working to change this by providing hope and opportunity through living-wage jobs, skills training, and education. As Sudara has grown, they are proud to have made an impact on hundreds of women who have found freedom through living-wage employment.
Taylor Stitch offers built-to-last menswear with a commitment to challenge the way the clothing industry operates. Taylor Stitch partners with manufacturers that place an emphasis on skill and craftsmanship. They value employment longevity, work-life balance, and fair compensation.
The labor movement was successful due to strength in numbers as thousands of workers banded together and formed unions. This Labor Day and going forward, we can continue the fight for worker rights throughout the world. Let’s join together and use our collective purchasing power to say no to abusive labor practices and yes to empowered workers.