University of North Carolina, Charlotte - Auxiliary Services By Staff - October 9, 2010
Knight’s Apparel, a Spartanburg, South Carolina-based company that specializes logoed clothing for the collegiate market, has put their money where their conscience is by creating the Alta Gracia brand. Alta Gracia t-shirts and sweatshirts appeal to students’ fashion sense while providing workers in the Dominican Republic a living wage.
Barnes & Noble at UNC Charlotte is pleased to be one of over 180 college bookstores now featuring the Alta Gracia brand. The clothing does not cost more than most other major brands even though those who sew the garments are paid more than three times their country’s hourly minimum.
Alta Gracia apparel has a Workers Rights Consortium tag attached, assuring construction under fair working conditions. So when it’s time to get yourself a new 49er-green hoodie, look for the brand that can make a difference.
Read more: The New York Times on Alta Gracia and https://altagraciaapparel.com