I can’t stop thinking about the tragedy in Bangladesh and I am disturbed by the circumstances that contributed to the deaths of hundreds, and injuries to thousands of mostly young women workers who were making clothing for American and European clothing companies in dangerous conditions with no health or safety standards, and with no benefits.
These people should not have been working in a building that was unsafe, but were forced by the factory owners who threatened non-payment of one month’s wages if they refused to work there. This is violent and abusive. It’s also a “normal” part of our world.
I will be donating all of my ebook sales from this past week + the next two weeks, through my 30th birthday (May 14th) to the V-Day Rising Fund (created by Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues) which will provide immediate emergency support for workers and their families. All funds raised will go directly to the medical and financial support of the families of the workers who lost their lives, and to the medical needs of the workers who were injured.
These ebooks are well worth the reasonable price. In the 7 Day Jumpstart ebook you get a 7 day raw food meal plan with exclusive workouts from Rebekah “Bex” Borucki, and with 2 Weeks 2 A New You, you will get all the detox info you’ll need to get to your greatest health along with a 2 week meal plan, and over 100 recipes designed to help you lose weight, improve digestion, and skyrocket your energy levels. It’s May 1st, and summer is coming, so why not grab these books for a good cause and get yourself feeling fab and gorgeous in time for the heat?
I am also very interested to see where some of you buy your clothing. I know American Apparel is well known for it’s sweatshop free policy, but I would love to hear more from those of you who are conscious shoppers. Leave your favorite stores in the comment section below!
That’s all for this week! I look forward to what you have to share on conscious clothing choices.
Please share this post with everyone you know! Even if you aren’t able to purchase an ebook, spreading awareness about this incident and the Rising fund, as well as sharing your favorite sweatshop free clothing companies will help put an end to abusive work environments. We have to demand it!