Why Living-Wages?

Have you ever said the words, “I have to go to work.”

We have. It’s a pretty common phrase in our everyday first-world conversations.  

But take a moment to imagine...what it would be like to need work and not have a dependable job or honourable way to provide for your family. 

Or imagine you are one of the fortunate ones in your community; you have a job that pays you legal minimum wage. But, that legal wage pays you less than half of what it costs your family to live.

So when your employer requests that you work a 16-hour day, or the working conditions are unsafe or abusive, you can’t afford to say “No” - because hundreds of other people are lined up to take your poorly-paying job.

Now, imagine how different your life may look if in 48, rather than 70 hours, you earn enough money to provide food, water, and adequate clothing and shelter. You have medical benefits and some extra money to save for a safer cookstove or a metal roof. 

You can finally afford to send your children to school - something you didn’t have the opportunity to do. 

Yesterday, you confidently said “NO” to the woman who asks if you’d like her to take your 9 year-old daughter to find work in the city.

Simply put, LIVING WAGE JOBS for parents = CHILDHOODS for children.

Every piece of Author clothing creates living-wage jobs...because EVERY CHILD  DESERVES A CHILDHOOD.