‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ (CSR) is a joke.

Just read a great article in Jacobin Magazine humorously entitled ‘Girls to the Rescue’ which calls out the CSR efforts of sweatshop-built companies that re-branded themselves on stories of empowerment and girl-led sustainable development while continuing to laugh all the way to the bank while third-world factories endure more pressure to lower costs and meet timelines set by capitalist purchasing patterns. The corporations continue to answer only to the bottom line. Fast fashion continues at pace.

‘Ethical’ or ‘sweatshop-free’ fashion from any corporation is ridiculous. Buy only from artisans, or use our philosophy: buy ethical AND local, where you can better understand and influence the labor conditions of workers. Better yet, buy from businesses whose profits benefit local ecosystems directly.

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