Roundup of Alta Gracia in the News—Week of Sept. 13


As students head back to campus, Alta Gracia is getting coverage in local campus papers. Check out this week's coverage for the short Labor Day week.

It’s not yet Friday, but there are some great articles from Cornell, TCU, Stanford and Southern Illinois talking about Alta Gracia on their campuses this week. Here’s the list:

Stanford University- The Stanford Daily
Stanford Bookstore to carry new line of “living wage” apparel
Maritza Vargas, a factory worker in the Dominican Republic, just bought her family a computer, recently moved to a larger house and is able to provide her children with what she calls “proper nutrition.” Vargas can do this because she is paid a wage she says she can actually live on.

Cornell University- The Cornell Daily Sun
Cornell Brings Alta Gracia's Sweatshop-Free Clothes to Campus
The new brand — created by Knights Apparel — is produced exclusively in a factory in Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic. Alta Gracia employees earn a “living wage,” which is roughly three times more than that of comparable apparel workers in the country, and they work in a setting that has been designed with their safety in mind.

Texas Christian University- The Daily Skiff
TCU bookstore to offer sweat shop-free items
The university bookstore showed its support for ethical business practices by beginning to offer products from a new clothing line committed to a humanitarian effort, the general manager of the university bookstore said.

Elon University- The Pendulum
New clothing line now available in campus store
Translated as "High Grace," Alta Gracia is built upon the principle of respect, not only toward business but to its employees as well. In order to achieve a higher standard for its workers, Alta Gracia offers 'living wages' and a worker's union to all that produce apparel for the corporation.

Illinois State University- Vidette Online
Alta Gracia clothing apparel makes a stand against poverty
The ISU bookstore at Barnes & Noble will soon have a new brand of college-logo apparel to offer to customers. In itself, this is not news. However, Alta Gracia is more than just a new clothing brand. It’s a real way out of poverty for those less fortunate.


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