Roundup of Alta Gracia in the News


We've been receiving lots of great coverage of Alta Gracia in college newspapers. Here is a quick list of all the stories that we've seen.

The reviews and stories from college papers are coming in.  And lots of positive coverage from campus papers. Here is a quick list of all the stories that we've seen. If we missed one, send us the link via the comments. We'll keep updating it as they come in.

Penn State ---The Daily Collegian
PSU supports workers' rights efforts at Knights

"I think the thing that really makes Alta Gracia different is the wages and the benefits," Bozich said. "This can truly be a pathway out of poverty.

UCONN –The Daily Campus
New clothing comes to Co-op
A new, socially conscious clothing brand is looking to redefine the way international manufacturers do business. They are requesting your help. Alta Gracia, a Dominican Republic-based company, is the first and only collegiate logo apparel manufacturer who pay their workers a “living wage,” not just the minimum wage.

University of Toledo -- The Independent Collegian
No sweat for Alta Gracia
The company, which is the largest supplier of collegiate apparel to 186 universities including the University of Toledo, will begin paying their factory workers $3 an hour — three times the Dominican Republic’s minimum wage.

University of Miami—The Miami Hurricane
New product line made in safe work setting  
Knights Apparel, the leading producer of collegiate apparel sold in campus bookstores, is proud to bring their Alta Gracia clothing brand to hundreds of college campuses, including Miami.

University of Tampa– The Minaret
Alta Gracia: An Alternative Solution to Sweat Shops
 Santa Castillo with her son, Felix, 4, at the home she is building with her increased wages from the Alta Gracia factory in Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic, on June 30, 2010. The American-owned apparel factory has committed to pay ...

University of Florida -- Independent Alligator
UF T-shirt, fleece supplier pays workers living wages
Seven months ago, the largest university and college logo apparel supplier, Knights Apparel, opened a factory in Alta Gracia, Dominican Republic, ...

James Madison University—The Breeze
'Living wages' bring attention to apparel company
By supplying its 120 employees with about $2.83 per hour, Alta Gracia adds an additional 38 percent in benefits, paying for expenses such as health care, education and vacation pay for the workers and their families,

Washington State University—The Daily Evergreen
Alta Gracia line offered in The Bookie
 Student concern for human rights sparked the addition of Alta Gracia college apparel to The Bookie this year. The Bookie's newest clothing line comes from a factory in Villa Altagracia, a city in the Dominican Republic.

American University--The Eagle
Campus Store to stock clothing from fair-wage apparel company Alta Gracia

The AU Campus Store will soon be stocking apparel from the first certified fair-wage college apparel company, Alta Gracia.



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