The other side of sport

As we lace-up our expensive running shoes and pull on the latest wick-sweat-away gear, maybe we should spare a thought for where it all comes from. I’ve been posting information from Playfair 2012 and this morning received another disturbing story.

We talk about fair trade and fair working conditions but what does that really mean in the context of a developing country?

This link take you to a post on Malani: My life as a garment worker making Adidas sportswear in Sri Lanka

When you’re done reading, there is something very simple you can do to help. Playfair have set up an email system to contact the CEOs of leading sportswear companies targetted by their campaign. All you have to do is click and send. Find that link here at What You Can Do

You never know what your action could lead to …

Playfair 2012

Niamh Griffin

Niamh works as a journalist in Ireland but blog also blogs about women in sport. She tries to be positive but does have a moan every now and then. She is based in Ireland. Read her blog at

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