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We believe that any products bearing the COLBY name or logo should be manufactured with the same values and commitment to human and environmental rights that we have at Colby. We attempt to ensure that our manufacturers are doing this by requesting a copy of their corporate Code of Conduct be on file in our Bookstore. We are also members of associations and buying groups that deal with the issue, and for some of the major clothing and apparel suppliers of collegiate merchandise. For more information, please feel free to e-mail our Director, Barb Shutt, at bcshutt@colby.edu.


Fair Labor Association

United Students Against Sweatshops

Worker Rights Consortium

Human Rights First

Free the Children

National Consumers League

International Labor Rights Fund

Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights

Campaign for Labor Rights

Association of College Licensing Administrators

American Council on Education

Academic Consortium on International Trade

World Fair Trade Organization

Transfair USA

Fair Trade Federation

United Students for Fair Trade


Barbarian Rugby Wear- Corporate profile statement -- Made in Canada.

Burts Bees - Social & Environmental Responsibility statements.

Champion Products- No statements about social responsibility, and no factory disclosure.

Church Hill Classics Diploma Frames- Adheres to Fair Labor Association Code of Workplace Conduct. Also Environmental Responsibility & Certified Women-Owned Business statements.

Cotton Exchange- "About Us" statement -- Made in the USA.

Cutter & Buck

Finishing Touch of Kentucky- "About Us" statement -- Our Mule Mascot jewelry is USA-Made in Rhode Island and Kentucky.

For Bare Feet- Company history.

Gear for Sports- Factory locations, Corporate Responsibility Statement.

J. America Sportswear- Code of Conduct.

Jansport,Inc.

Jones & Mitchell- Labor practice disclosure.

The Leakey Collection- Company FAQ.

Legacy- Corporate Social Responsibility statement.

Nepalese Paper Company- "About Us" statement.

Nike- Corporate Responsibility statement.

Odwalla- "Who We Are" statement.

Ouray Sportswear- Code of Ethical Conduct.

Penguin Group USA- Green statement.

Russell Athletic- Corporate Responsibility Statement, no factory disclosures on site.

Social Awearness- Corporate "No Sweat" statement.

Third Street Sportswear- Fair Labor Association Members - Children's apparel USA-Made in Ozark & Houston, Missouri.

Top Sox- USA Made.

Under Armour- Corporate Responsibility statement.

Vermont Originals- "About Us" statement -- Winter hats USA-Made in Vermont.

World of Good- International Fair Trade Association (Now World Fair Trade Organization) Members--Listing of artisan groups and trade policies.


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