10 Ways You Can Be A Part of the Movement Towards Justice in the Clothing Industry
But let justice roll down like waters,
and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. Amos 5:24
1. How You Shop
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2. Read and Pray
Read the book of Amos and ask the Holy Spirit to bring wisdom, clarity and conviction to you about your stance on this issue.
Pray about being involved on a team. We need volunteers to start researching, passing the word along, calling companies, writing letters, helping to organize events, etc. If you think you might want to get involved email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talk about it! Find times to talk in your church small groups, non profits, and living rooms looking at Amos and doing your own investigations, read about things like “The Accord” and upcoming blogs on the Christ City website and... Google it.
No not that kind. Pray and dream about what it would look like to only buy what you need when it comes to clothing. Ask God to give you restraint in your shopping habits
6. Second Hand
Check out second hand clothing like Salvation Army, or Plato’s Closet. Support small second hand clothing boutiques like the ones on Broad Avenue.
7. Support Local Artists
Find out who’s making clothes in our city and make a group commitment to support them if you like their clothing.
As a church, community group or other organization agree to boycott department store clothing such as JC Penny, GAP, and OLD NAVY etc.
9. Letters to Clothing Companies
Send letters to companies that you like but don’t follow fair trade practices. If you are boycotting inform them of your boycott and the number of people committed to doing so.
Inform your politicians that you are unhappy with the unregulated, outsourced, clothing industry in America and that this is an important political issue that you want to see addressed.