Roundup of Alta Gracia in the News—Week of Sept. 7


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.

Last week produced lots of new articles from several colleges about the arrival of Alta Gracia Apparel in their local bookstores as students get back to campus. We saw pieces from Duke, Temple, GW, The College of New Jersey, Lehigh, LSU, Nebraska, and UC Davis. Check out the latest coverage.

Duke University--The Chronicle
Duke apparel supplier pays ethical wages
The University Store has a fresh face at its entrance—and she’s greeting customers with a new message.“With every purchase, you are supporting a better life for our community,” Yolanda Simon says on an oversized poster recently placed at the store front.

Temple University- The Temple News online
Bookstore boasts friendly factories

The hooded sweatshirt Santangelo donned sells for $34.98 and is one of the bookstore’s least expensive. But before Santangelo ever held it, laborers from Alta Gracia Apparel manufactured the piece. Approximately 125 of the laborers work in a Dominican Republic factory. They are also a part of a union and are paid three times the country’s minimum wage.

George Washington University- The GW Hatchet
Bookstore clothing line to support foreign workers

The GW Bookstore teamed up with Knights Apparel to offer a new clothing line this fall that plans to pay clothing manufacturers in the Dominican Republic a living wage.

Lehigh University- The Brown and White
New bookstore clothing line benefits all
The bookstore is now featuring apparel, including unisex T-shirts and fleeces, from a new clothing line called Alta Gracia. These new clothes have much more to offer than the ordinary Lehigh gear retailed at the bookstore.

Louisiana State University- The Daily Reveille
Apparel company first to pay living wage
Every fall, University students flock to retailers around campus to buy clothes and show off their Tiger pride, but they rarely think of the people who make the products they buy.

UC Davis- The California Aggie
Campus Bookstore to Sell Fair-wage Apparel
The UC Davis Bookstore will soon be carrying Alta Gracia, a brand of clothing known for paying its workers living wages. The merchandise, as well as informational items about Alta Gracia, will be sold on campus, starting next month.

The College of New Jersey- The Signal
College bookstore debuts anti-sweatshop apparel

It all started with Fair Trade coffee in the Library Cafe. Now “fair labor” clothing has come to the College bookstore in the form of the Alta Gracia label, a new anti-sweatshop line of college-logo apparel offering students the opportunity to “take pride in clothes that make a difference.”

University of Nebraska-Lincoln- Daily Nebraskan
University Bookstore to start carrying fair trade apparel

Later this month, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will offer students the opportunity to buy their university logo apparel from a new clothing line called Alta Gracia, made by Knights Apparel, which focuses on ethical manufacturing.


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