As the Southeast Asian nation of Burma opens up after years of repressive rule, some of the first ones in will be clothing companies hoping to exploit a new source of cheap labor. The government predicts some 700 factories opening in the coming years, where the average pay will be $1.25 a day—not a living wage even in this poor country.
As a small antidote to this situation, NCP has worked with its partners to purchase backpacks made by a women’s cooperative where the women are treated humanely and paid fairly. Made of more substantial fabric than most backpacks and including metal fasteners at key junctures (old school!), these will wear well while doing good for our friends in Burma. In a test of their durability, a sample survived a fully-loaded two week road trip with the NCP director—it took a whackin’ and kept on packin’!
Price: $20 plus $5.00 shipping.
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