Play Fair! Mini Soccer Ball New$ 16.95Tens of millions of sports balls are produced in South Asia every year and while labour conditions have improved greatly, there are still known cases of poor working conditions, unfair wages, and even child labour. It is not uncommon to find children going to work to supplement their family income, instead of going to school to get an education. Soccer or “football” as it is known in most countries, is the world’s most popular sport. This fair trade mini soccer ball is a great size for young children or for any players wanting to improve their juggling skills.
A juggling-sized ball that costs almost 17 bucks? On the one hand, yes, no Third World moppets were involved in its manufacture. On the other hand, who in their right mind is going to shell out that much for an itsy-bitsy orb? (Similarly, who in their right mind thinks that a hugely expensive "human rights" edifice, one designed to infuse guilt in adults and indoctrinate kiddies in the "social justice"/"change" bunkum, is a good idea?)Hand-stitched soccer balls are primarily sewn inside out until the last panel, when the ball is turned right-side-in and the final stitches are applied. No children work to assemble Fairtrade certified sports balls, and workers are ensured a minimum wage and fair employment conditions.