With the upcoming Sochi Olympics already inundated with questions and controversies, some may consider it a small thing how and where apparel worn by Canadian athletes is made.
Not everyone, thankfully, is willing to turn a blind eye to the issue of garment production on one of the world's largest stages. And it seems neither is the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), although perhaps they could be more vocal about it.
The Toronto Star reports that former Olympian Bruce Kidd is leading a campaign to ensure Team Canada wears only ethically made uniforms, calling of the COC to disclose the names and locations of the factories where the clothing is made.
It is a bit of proactive campaigning that could spare Canada the same types of headlines Team Great Britain received during the London Games, when it was reported much of its kit was made in abusive sweatshops.
The good news is that the COC appears to share the concern, andRead More »from A worthy campaign to ensure ethical clothing for Canada’s Olympic athletes