The holiday season is a season of giving. And we want to make it easier for you to be an ethical consumer and give gifts from companies where workers have a voice on the job and receive fair wages and good benefits.
Every dollar that you spend this holiday season is a vote by you. It’s a vote for which companies you value. The more that you spend on ethical companies, the more resources that they will have to grow and hire more workers. And the more workers there at these businesses, the stronger our economy will be because well-paid workers are consumers with spending power.
In 2021, holiday spending reached almost $900 billion. Think about that for a minute. That’s more money that is spent on the entire U.S. military for the year. It’s almost double the GDP of Ireland. That is a lot of spending power. And we can use it for good each year.
With that in mind, we have put together this handy holiday gift guide for you. It is full of products like hardware tools, board games, cosmetics, cookware, and much more. You can find something for everyone and know that your dollars are going to companies that treat workers well.
This Holiday Season, Labor 411 challenges consumers to allocate at least 10% of their spending on goods produced by companies that treat their workers well, or at establishments that do the same. Just imagine the impact that would have!
We believe that we can all make a difference through the very simple activity of shopping. You can do it via your phone or computer or in person. It’s easy. After all, we do it every day. So, let’s shop our way to a better America this holiday season and help support the ethical companies out there!
In the following pages, you’ll find plenty of gift ideas that support Labor 411’s mission. By purchasing the items in the Labor 411 2022 Holiday Gift Guide, you’ll be making a difference that goes beyond simple gift giving.
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