Speaker encourages Catholics to become responsible clothing consumers

DE PERE — When you compare prices today to 30 years ago, one of the few products that is now actually cheaper is clothing.

“When you think about a car, adjusted for inflation, a car costs you more today,” explained Christopher Cox, campaign manager for The Human Thread, Catholics for Clothing with a Conscience. “If you pull out a circular from 1985, a pair of jeans will cost you less in dollars than it did back in 1985. Why is that? Have the costs for the energy to run the mills gone down? No. Has the cost for the cotton or synthetic gone down? No. The only thing that has gone down is the labor.”

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Cox to address SGI members in De Pere on April 5

Christopher Cox, Campaign Manager of The Human Thread Campaign, will address representatives of SGI members at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, April 5, Killeen Room, St. Norbert Abbey, 1016 N. Broadway, De Pere.  He will address how consumer choice and socially responsible investing enhance human rights of workers in the clothing factories in the developing world.  For more information, contact Br. Steve Herro, O. Praem., 920-337-4353.  Reservations appreciation.

Christopher Cox to speak in Fond du Lac on January 15

Christopher Cox, Campaign Manager of the Human Thread Campaign, will address interested parties on the purpose and activities of the Campaign after the 8 am Mass on Sun., Jan. 15, Holy Family Catholic Community, 271 Fourth St. Way, Fond du Lac, Wisc.  Plan to attend.  It is an easy drive from Milwaukee; and, Holy Family is the home parish of your Webmaster.