AnnArbor.com has recently published a story about Maggie’s ground-breaking Fair Labor Certification. It begins:
For nearly 20 years, Maggie’s Organics in Ypsilanti has been among the nation’s top producers in organic apparel. With its spring line, Maggie’s hopes to extend its appeal with customers.
Maggie’s has produced the first clothing collection in the world to obtain independent certification for Fair Labor Practices and Community Benefits. The certification means all levels of production for Maggie’s spring line meet the global standards for fair labor.
Bena Burda, founder of Maggie’s Organics in Ypsilanti’s, helped her company achieve certification recognizing the company met fair labor standards.
“First and foremost, it’s priced for the average customer to purchase,” said Maggie’s founder and CEO Bená Burda. “We try to make organic affordable. It’s well-designed, and customers love it.
“We try to do the right thing that’s alternative to traditional sweatshop models.”
You can read the full story on the AnnArbor.com website here.