Illustration of a yellow t-shirt with red text on it surrounded by a black circle with a line across it on a white background with red, yellow and black text
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This button is most likely related to the student anti-sweatshop movement which really started to gain momentum in the late 1990s as it moved westward from East Coast colleges and universities, eventually encompassing more than 100 campuses across the country. Students protested the fact that multinational apparel corporations were making huge profits selling clothes with college names and logos, while they persistently violated the rights of garment workers who made the products. Protesters worked to force schools to require basic worker rights standards of all the corporations producing school apparel. The anti-sweatshop movement was the largest wave of student activism to hit campuses since students rallied to free Nelson Mandela.