CHANGE your clothes! CHANGE the garment industry! CHANGE workers’ lives!
Join other members of the Ignatian family for a series of online workshops about Alta Gracia, a living-wage union-made apparel initiative rooted in a decade of student and worker organizing!
Alta Gracia brings living-wage college-logo t-shirts and hoodies to hundreds of college campuses. We want to see more! Help us bring a meaningful amount to your campus that will support workers and signal to the industry: we want change!
Alta Gracia presents a new business model that sets a social responsibility standard above all other brands in the collegiate market by paying a “living wage”. Set at more than three-times the Dominican minimum wage and based on a cost of living study conducted by independent labor rights watchdog Workers Rights Consortium this “salario digno” enables workers to support their families with dignity, covering food, housing, transportation, health care and education costs for their children. The ripple effect in the community is impressive: new businesses have opened across from the factory, construction has picked up as workers invest in more livable homes, and not just children but Alta Gracia workers themselves are going back to school to continue where poverty had forced them to abandon studies. At Alta Gracia, workers enjoy top health and safety standards at work and a union – a voice on the job. WRC has unrestricted access to the factory and regularly consults with workers in the community to ensure accountability. You can also read “Will College Loyalty Embrace ‘Living Wage’ Sweatshirts?”, and "Research Progress Report: Alta Gracia" two research studies written by John Kline, Ph.D. (Georgetown University). This New York Times article is helpful introduction to Alta Gracia.
Help transform the global apparel industry and the lives of workers and their families in Villa Altagracia. Join us for a workshop and get involved.
BRINGING ALTA GRACIA TO YOUR HIGH SCHOOL & COMMUNITY: TEACHING ABOUT ALTA GRACIA
Wednesday, January18th at 3pm Eastern/ 12pm Pacific
For high school students and staff interested in learning more about Alta Gracia and how to bring it to your school/community – others are welcome.
ALTA GRACIA: ROOTS & IMPACT OF THE FIRST LIVING-WAGE UNION-MADE COLLEGE LOGO APPAREL INITIATIVE
Thursday the 19th 4pm Eastern/ 1pm Pacific
For university students and staff interested in learning more about Alta Gracia, the background, the history, and how you can educate your campus.
STUDENT ORGANIZING: HOW TO BRING LIVING-WAGE UNION-MADE APPAREL TO YOUR CAMPUS
Tuesday the 24th 9pm Eastern/ 6pm Pacific
For university and college students who want to engage their campus in Alta Gracia by educating their peers and increasing the presence of Alta Gracia products across campus.
STUDENT ORGANIZING: HOW TO BRING LIVING-WAGE UNION MADE APPAREL TO YOUR CAMPUS & COMMUNITY
Saturday, 28th – 4pm Eastern
For high school students interested in learning how to organize students at your campus or in your community around Alta Gracia.
Questions? Ideas? – Contact: [email protected].
For opportunities to get more involved with the Alta Gracia check out: https://altagraciaapparel.com/get-involved
Like us on Facebook. Tag us and post photos of you and your friends sporting your Alta Gracia gear. Show your campus bookstore some love and post those photos on their page too.
Follow us on Twitter. Tweet about us, retweet us, and of course don’t forget to send some shout outs to your campus bookstore for carrying Alta Gracia.