SUSTAINABLE SWEATSHOP-FREE SWAG
Using the collective purchasing power of our 14 member locals, the Federation can secure low-cost, high quality sustainable and ethical promotional materials for students’ unions to give away to their members for free. Together, we have saved students’ unions in BC thousands of dollars on their bulk purchase giveaway items.
The Federation works with Fairware, a Vancouver-based company dedicated to providing ethically-sourced materials, to facilitate two orders – a summer and a winter order – annually and support in making campuses sweatshop free. Last year, the Federation, and its member locals gave out over 8,000 water bottles, 23,000 pens, 1,200 campaign buttons and stickers, 3,000 pencil pouches and other stationary and giveaway items free to our members.
ENCOURAGING SUSTAINABILITY ON CAMPUSES
Together, efforts are made annually to encourage students to adopt sustainable practises. Many member locals give out reusable straws and cutlery sets, as well as reusable tote bags. These, combined with the reusable water bottles and tumblers given out on campuses totalled over 12,000 items given to students to help them live more sustainably.
Want to grab some free swag? Visit your students’ union or send us an email!