People who sew Oregon State University apparel and their families share the same, basic human rights as those the OSU community, our country, and people around the world. They deserve wages that allow them to provide their families with nutritious food, clean drinking water, livable housing, and health care. As an institution of higher learning, we take their right to a quality education very seriously. They deserve respect in the workplace and a democratic voice in shaping their working conditions. Therefore, the undersigned publicly endorses Alta Gracia, the first collegiate apparel company to sufficiently meet this basic standard. We call on our bookstore to source 50.1% of its apparel from Alta Gracia and make Alta Gracia the top priority for our store.
We the undersigned want the OSU Beaver Store to commit to:
1.) offering a variety of styles and sizes of Alta Gracia
2.) placing it in popular apparel display areas
3.) displaying prominent signs that share the Alta Gracia story
4.) frequently restocking Alta Gracia
5.) training all staff members about the meaningful impact of Alta Gracia.
You can learn more about Alta Gracia here. http://altagraciaapparel.com/story