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#WhyGoFaux: Fair Wages

This week, we’re posting daily on the blog about one way we’re committed to being a leader in ethical fashion. Please follow this five-part series and let us know if you have any questions along the way. Share the #WhyGoFaux campaign imagery at the bottom of this post for a chance to win a $250 Fauxgerty gift card. Details below.  

We’ve switched up how we sew and have tailored our website. Our deadstock garments are made on demand in Alabama. We've extended our sizing to offer options from XXS-3XL. We now accept Afterpay. We still make the same silhouettes you know and love, and now they're available in extended sizes and exclusive colorways that are made-to-order.

2. Fair Wages 

 There’s a person behind every piece.

97% of the clothing worn in the USA is not made in the United States. One in every six people on earth works in the global fashion industry. Most clothing is made in rural and poverty-stricken areas in China, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, The Philippines, and Bangladesh. Sewers in Bangladesh make around $3 a day, where the minimum wage is $95 a month. 80% of these garment sewers are women.

We produce our pieces in the USA to ensure that our workers have a high quality of life and are protected by ethical labor standards set up by OSHA. 

Our garments are designed and sewn by a team we treat like family. We count on our skilled seamstresses and tailors to transform our sustainable fabrics into the highest quality pieces.

 


On average, it takes 2 hours to sew a Fauxgerty garment. Our sewers in Alabama are paid over 70% above the minimum wage. They are offered paid time off, have health insurance options, and work in a temperature controlled facility.

Our tight-knit team of five based in St. Louis, Missouri wear many hats. Because of this we have flexible, family-friendly work schedules and paid time off.  

 

From ethical production to sustainable fabrics, we're committed to minimizing our environmental impact. Our non-negotiables include domestic manufacturing, fair wages, smart fabrics, on-demand production, and recycled or reusable packaging for our goods. This is how Fauxgerty is made to feel right.

Tomorrow: Eco-Conscious Fabrics

Friends tell friends about best-kept secrets. Screenshot, or drag to your desktop, the image below and share with #WhyGoFaux by midnight, [cst] on 3/23 for a chance to win a $250 fauxgerty gift card. Winner will be announced on Sunday, 3/24.



 

Sources:

 

Fashion United

Huffington Post

The True Cost

Fashion Revolution

Saturday Evening Post

Well Made Clothes

The Washington Post

Forbes

 

 

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