Local company pushes for ethical school uniforms

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 4 Dec 2019, 6:40PM
Samantha Jones says more parents are becoming aware of ethical concerns. (Photo / Getty)

Local company pushes for ethical school uniforms

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 4 Dec 2019, 6:40PM

Do you care where your child's school uniform has come from and whether it's been sustainably made?

Local clothing maker Little Yellow Bird is moving into the school uniform market, where it wants to be a major disruptor.

They say children especially shouldn’t be wearing clothing and uniforms that are likely to have been made by children in sweatshops in overseas countries.

Founder Samantha Jones told Heather du Plessis-Allan says she does not want kids to be wearing clothes made in third world countries. 

She says some parents are definitely aware of the ethical issues, but more are becoming conscious. 

"The baby market for organic, ethically produced clothing has increased hugely over the last few years." 

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