For-Profit meets Non-Profit
"Change depends on us."
Sports Philosophy is a socially responsible business committed to fighting child labour. Through our charity, the Freedom for Children Foundation, we support society's most vulnerable members. As part of the garment industry, we believe it is our duty to address this issue.
Child labour is a complex issue, but our overall goal is simple and clear: Sports Philosophy pledges to commit at least 10% of all its profits to the Freedom for Children Foundation with an overall goal to invest a total of £1,000,000 by 2022.
An ethical approach to sportswear."
What is Child Labour?
The term “child labour” is often defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development. It refers to work that:
- is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful to children; and
- interferes with their schooling by:
- depriving them of the opportunity to attend school;
- obliging them to leave school prematurely; or
- requiring them to attempt to combine school attendance with excessively long and heavy work.
In its most extreme forms, child labour involves children being enslaved, separated from their families, exposed to serious hazards and illnesses and/or left to fend for themselves on the streets of large cities – often at a very early age.
The International Labour Organisation
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