April 20, 2005

Nike Air Force Ones Suck!

Ok, now that half of you are offended with the title (especially Nelly fans and you hip hop fashion gurus) we hope you read on. We've all heard rumors and stories about Nike treating their workers unfairly and perpetrating slave labor but now we have concrete proof! A new film called SWEAT documents the lives of the people in Indonesia who are forced to live on about a buck a day because that's all Nike's cheap ass pays them. The film makers set out to prove the harsh conditions of these Nike "employees" by living with them. Here's a quick premise:

In the summer of 2000, he and a friend took off to live with factory workers in a slum in Indonesia and they lived on the workers’ wages, $1.25 a day. They lost 40lbs collectively in the month, but more importantly, by living in solidarity with workers, they built bonds of trust.

The new film SWEAT is almost ready to go, they just need donations to get it out. So go sell your Nikes and donate the money to this project if you care more about changing the world than matching with your shoes. Click here to find out more about SWEAT, lets stop pimpin' slave shoes!

- SWEAT movie poster (Click here to see the poster)


At 10/12/2006 4:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think this is a bunch of bull! people are just jealous because nike is probley one of the top shoe company to sell their shoes to hip hop lovers, and trust me theres alot! From rappers to teens!!!!

At 6/16/2007 9:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is Bull, Nike is the best and people just cannot accept that. Concrete proof? They are probably lying. No matter what I am not going to sell my Nikes


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