Banish sweat

The most fashionable new shoe on the market could make sweat a thing of the past. But this is not a scientific breakthrough in the quest to rid the world of smelly feet.

The world’s first fair-trade sneaker made without sweatshop labour is now on the market, sold by new company No Sweat Apparel. Each pair comes with a detailed fact sheet telling you exactly what wages and benefits the workers who produced the shoes at the union shop in Jakarta, Indonesia, get paid.

mag cover This article is from the March 2005 issue of New Internationalist. You can access the entire archive of over 500 issues with a digital subscription. Get a free trial now »

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