The Human Thread, an organization committed to fostering solidarity between consumers of clothing and those that produce them, is launching a postcard campaign advocating for a living wage for garment workers who produce clothes sold at Macy’s and Kohl’s. Between now and Black Friday (Nov. 25), postcards will be sent to the CEOs of Macy’s and Kohl’s in support of a living wage at the sites where our clothes are made. The Human Thread asks for your involvement.
With this campaign, the Human Thread challenges: “Given the woeful wages in garment-producing countries, did the workers who made my clothing receive a wage that will support them and their families? Knowing that the garment industry is the second biggest user of water and the consequent immense harm that the garment industry does to the environment, we also ask what care and provision was made for the care of creation in the production of this garment?”
Download the postcard from the Human Thread website, then sign, stamp, and mail it to Macy’s and to Kohl’s to express your support of their workers’ rights. Read more about the campaign in this article from National Catholic Reporter.