Friends! It's official: Chicago is a sweatfree city thanks to hard work by Chicago Fair Trade and many others who pushed for this ordinance. This means our city will not purchase apparel produced in sweatshops.
Passing this ordinance is an important step in making a real difference for the garment workers around the world who sew uniforms and clothing purchased by the City of Chicago. Here at ishi vest, we applaud this important first step, and we urge the City to enforce this new legislation.
Thanks to all of you who chimed in to help make this change possible. If you're as happy as we are, contact your alderman and thank 'em for passing the ordinance!