What is a LIVING WAGE?
"The Spanish translation of “living wage” is salario digno -- a wage with dignity -- which better captures the Alta Gracia concept. Alta Gracia pay their workers more than 3 times the minimum wage for apparel workers in the Dominican Republic. In addition to this salary, the company respects its employees’ rights as workers and as human beings, including the right to a safe and healthy workplace, the right to be treated with dignity and respect on the job, and the right to form a union.
A respected independent organization, the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), verifies Alta Gracia’s compliance with these standards through intensive on-the-ground monitoring of the factory. Every Alta Gracia product carries a WRC tag confirming the product was sewn by workers who are paid a living wage, have a union to represent them, and are treated fairly when they come to work."
"Alta Gracia is the only clothing brand in the developing world known to achieve these standards."
- Alta Gracia: Work with a Salario Digno by John M. Kline & Edward Soule
To learn more about a living wage, the WRC and the workers at Alta Gracia, watch this video below!
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