Converse Chucks aren't cool - made in Nike Sweatshops

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Gegründet am: 11. Dez. 2008

Chucks have been established withtin several subcultures and set a style.

However, Converse has been bought by Nike Inc. and are produced in South Asian sweatshops with poor payment, no worker unions and several violation of human rights.

Take your time and inform yourself about the current situation. Think about alternatives. Take attention to what you consume.

Food for thoughts: Critical information about Nike Inc. Sweatshop free and ethical Chucks alternative
Malaysian Nike factory

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  • blaztik

    Yes agree totally fuck converse fuck nike and I hasten to add fuck onitsuka tiger, all made in sweathouses for around a dollar each, then the fucks patch a $70 price tag on the pieces of shite, you infernal cunt companies

    7. Feb. 2012 Antworten
  • agrhluckyone

    i don't have an idea why i snouldn't buy shoes just becouse some people in china have 5cents for made it. if he don't made a nike or conv shoe he haven't that 5cents for food for him and his family. why it is wrong? you know, i mean that you shouldn't think "i work foor 10$ and some peoples work for 5cent it's bad and i will not buy this shoe" every country has other gov and you wouldn't change it by not buying nike shoe. my opinion, thanks

    16. Dez. 2011 Antworten
  • Jepe666

    Tennis shoes aren't cool.

    7. Feb. 2011 Antworten
  • NeroAsTheLife

    I think this is one of the best groups i've found here on lastfm! total support!

    28. Mär. 2010 Antworten
  • g0r177az Isn't a place to spew morals.

    20. Feb. 2010 Antworten
  • c4t2007

    Also, subsidies to European cotton, meat, and other produce prevent Africans from competing fairly.

    17. Dez. 2009 Antworten
  • c4t2007

    Good idea. Import tariffs should also go away. That money can be spent on improving worker conditions.

    16. Dez. 2009 Antworten
  • mode_7

    Or we could just give the poor people in Africa good work conditions with worker unions, a decent payment and legit contracts. That was my idea. Since we're not in position to decide this, because we are the customers, we should use the powers of customers. Like informing about this situation, consuming sweatshop free products and thinking about boycotts for products that are still produced under such aweful conditions. Even a customer letter to a local company can change small things. That's what I have experienced.

    15. Dez. 2009 Antworten
  • c4t2007

    Alternatively, we could keep shoes expensive to pay for dead-end jobs here, and let the useless poor people in Africa die.

    14. Dez. 2009 Antworten
  • c4t2007

    So old factories are better than new ones? Why throw away money?

    14. Dez. 2009 Antworten
  • mode_7

    c4t2007: Doesn't make it better that companies from western countries establish new factories in Third World countries and close the old ones - and release the old employees. Also, it's hypocritic for Nike / Converse to promote Chucks within the Hardcore / Punk scene. Have you thought about those three points? Because workers in Third World contries don't have as much opportunities as in western countries dosn't legitimate the actions of western Sweatshop companies in Third World contries.

    11. Dez. 2009 Antworten
  • mode_7

    Skemmer: Do you have any facts or was that even suppost to funny? I'm not into all this internet humor you know...

    11. Dez. 2009 Antworten
  • c4t2007

    Surely they can do other work that pays better. How about not working at all and just going to school? That costs money... Free education then? Books, water, and sunlight are cheap. Grandpa can help teach them to read as he's too old to do manual labor.

    20. Okt. 2009 Antworten
  • ImDaneCook

    Cool group

    17. Okt. 2009 Antworten
  • Skemmer

    I hear was programmed in a sweatshop in Myanmar

    4. Okt. 2009 Antworten
  • forXhelvete

    Converse is way too expensive to wear anyway. I always buy thos echeap copies with funny labels ^^

    3. Okt. 2009 Antworten
  • acid_sound

    " Sweatshop free and ethical Chucks alternative - looks like shit" I think they're cool. especially much cooler than forced labour.

    5. Sep. 2009 Antworten
  • Yamber

    what the hell am i going to wear now...

    4. Sep. 2009 Antworten
  • gtchamp7

    Is this supposed to stop me from buying Converse? Because its not working...

    3. Sep. 2009 Antworten
  • door_2_point_12

    i basically only where nike! oh nd the real reason chucks aint cool, is b/c you look like a fag when you where them. they dont make you look punk, hardcore, trendy, or non conforming...just a faggot.

    2. Sep. 2009 Antworten
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