40 dollars, black, cool, manufactured under good working conditions. The shoes will not have a logotype, or rather they will have a white spot where there would normally be one.
What this group wants to do is to challenge the big commercial powers on their own terms by exploiting the shabby image of the big sport shoe manufacturers. Unethical ad campaigns, inhumane working conditions in lowwage countries; you name it.
Work name is Blackspot sneakers atm, first shipment will be in September.
Originally posted by tott+Mar 1st, 2004 - 1:34 am--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(tott @ Mar 1st, 2004 - 1:34 am)</div><div class='quotemain'> <!--QuoteBegin-leyla m.@Mar 1st, 2004 - 1:17 am i dont quite get what they are trying to say. where is NIKe in all this?
Well, seems like Converse was bought by Nike a while ago. I'm not too sure either, but I like the idea of "fair trade" sneakers. [/b][/quote]
oh..; right how could i forget.. i like the idea
I'd wear fair-trade Converses in a heartbeat (assuming they didn't hurt my feet). I have a hard time with trainers as I have very low arches and a bunion on my right foot (ballet takes its toll, doesn't it? Even though I haven't danced seriously for like 12 years, my feet are FUBARed.)
More specifically, the Adbusters Media Foundation, the nonprofit that brought the world Buy Nothing Day and TV Turnoff Week, has decided to go into the sneaker manufacturing business. According to Lasn, the plan is to market a "Black Spot sneaker, a shoe that will resemble the retro-style Converse but with one crucial difference. In place of the ubiquitous Nike swoosh, the Adbusters shoe will display a prominent anti-logo "black spot," the magazine's anti-corporate trademark.