The Collection brand, U.S.-produced outside of Asheville, North Carolina is an example of investing wealth in local communities, empowering workers, and practicing intentional environmental stewardship, while showing that US-based manufacturing can thrive.
During this four-day virtual workshop, you will learn about Catholic Social Teaching and how our faith calls us to create just economies. You will draw connections between your consumption, as well as that of the institutions you belong to, and its effects on workers and the environment.
These are complex issues, but we hope the time together can create a space to begin digging into challenging questions like:
- How was the inherent dignity of those who produced these clothing items upheld?
- How was the environment impacted by the items’ production?
- How can Catholic schools deepen their commitment to the social teachings of our faith through the decisions about the apparel that is sold and worn on their campus?
Bring this knowledge back to campus and enact ethical purchasing standards at your university!
This virtual workshop is open to college students, staff, and faculty members. It will take place virtually from Monday, August 2nd through Thursday the 5th.