Seventy percent of the world's soccer balls are produced in the Sialkot district in Pakistan, a densely populated area where 40,000 people work in the sports ball industry and child labor is common.
When you hit the field, beat your opponent and conquer sweatshops at the same time! The need for fair wages, safe working conditions and equitable treatment applies not only to farm workers but to factory workers worldwide. Fair Trade sportsballs are unique products that combine the joy of sports and the satisfaction of social responsibility. Fair Trade Certified soccer balls, footballs, basketballs and rugby balls are available, stitched with a commitment to fair wages and sweatshop-free labor.