pyjamas and accessories are designed and produced in British Columbia
by women in their own businesses with proper regard and respect
for the skilled work they perform.
will endeavour to maintain ethical business practices
in all transactions.
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The term “sweatshop”
is often thought to refer to a minimum wage factory job. If only
this were true. In fact a sweatshop in Vancouver, Toronto and
Montreal, Canada and worldwide is a workplace that does not respect
or obey the prevailing laws regarding wages, safety, hours of
work, job security etc. Workers have no protection from long hours,
low wages, safety hazards, intimidation, sexual harassment, arbitrary
discipline and dismissal. On a visit to the Free Trade Zones of
Nicaragua and Honduras, Central America we learned that the multi-national
companies were not respecting existing labour laws. These laws,
though not giving the same high levels of protection as those
found in Canada, nonetheless offer some protections for the workers
If you are concerned
about these issues and want to know more, enter “Maquila Solidarity Network”
on your search engine .
Maquila is the short
form of the word maquiladora. It was originally associated with
the process of milling. In Mexico it became the word for another
kind of processing -- the assembly of imported component parts
Development Canada is a local non government organization
(NGO) that works to improve the situation for women of the Maquiladora in Central America.
“While the project
activities are diverse, common threads run through each project.
Gender equity, women’s empowerment and labour rights are
central themes in the work that CoDev supports. Poverty eradication
through education, community development and income generating
activities is another. Also central to CoDev’s work is a
commitment to strengthen civil society – understanding the
critical role of these groups in achieving social transformation.
Coolfemme Clothing is an environmentally aware business when purchasing packaging and printed materials. We re-use or recycle these and also donate fabric waste to local recycling depots to reduce the load on our land fill.