A VALENTINE'S DAY REPORT: Worker Justice and Basic Rights on Flower Plantations in Colombia and Ecuador

Publication Date: 

February 13, 2007

Colombia and Ecuador Dominate U.S. Flower Market

  • Colombia is the largest flower exporter to the U.S., followed by Ecuador. Approximately

    60% of all flowers sold in the U.S. come from Colombia. A third of Ecuador’s yearly production is exported to the U.S. for Valentine’s Day.

Poverty Wages, Long Hours, Unhealthy Conditions, Sexual Harassment Afflict Workers

  • Workers earn poverty-level wages, making less than half of what is needed to meet basic needs

Download Anti-Wal-Mart Sweatshop Postcards (Color)

Publication Date: 

January 1, 2007

ILRF has produced postcards that you can distribute to family, friends, Wal-Mart shoppers and others that you would like to educate about Wal-Mart's use of sweatshops.

You can download the double sided 2 to a page either in color or grayscale.

ILRF also can fill bulk orders in English and Spanish. Contact trina.tocco [at] (Trina) if you would like to order more postcards.