Edit: to steal Fiona‘s idea, the pet name for this project is Going Commando For a Cause :o)

So the saga continues with Pacific Brands and their decision to sack almost 2,000 Aussies and send production work overseas while their execs still take home big bikkies in the most unstable economic situation this generation has seen.

The Mediaâ„¢ has mainly mentioned that Bonds and Holeproof are under the Pacific Brands umbrella. I own a LOT of Bonds and Holeproof under and outer wear and if I owned other brands of knickers I’d definitely be wearing them instead of my Bonds and Holeproof brands in support of the men and women who will soon go without a regular pay packet.

I decided to check out the Pacific Brands web site (refuse to link to them in my own personal <a href> protest) and holy crap there are so many other brands that I have to steer clear of

  • Bonds
  • Berlei
  • Holeproof
  • Antz Pants
  • Hestia
  • Jockey
  • Rio
  • Playtex
  • Razzamatazz
  • Voodoo

… and that’s just in the underwear section! Then there’s the outwear, sportswear, homeware and footwear sections. Sweet jeebus!

So I haven’t quite worked out how I can manage it, but I still plan to boycott Pacific Brands until someone knocks some sense into them and decide to do their bit for the Australian economy and for their Australian employees.

Who’s with me?

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So if you’re so inclined, steal this pic and post it wherever you like. Take a stand for the 1,800 Aussies who are getting screwed right now.

Yes, I know businesses need to be ruthless to stay alive, but they got it wrong this time. Taking government funding, giving execs pay rises and then moving production overseas at the detriment of 1,800 workers’ livelihoods AINT NO WAY TO DO IT.

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4 thoughts on “Boycott Pacific Brands!

  1. Go Commando for a Cause?

    Posted on 28 February 2009 at 6:14 pm
  2. yeah!! you should be the campaign manager ;o)

    Posted on 28 February 2009 at 6:15 pm
  3. Okay so I can still wear my Underworks ones by the looks. Thank goodness for that because I just don’t do commando. LOL

    Posted on 1 March 2009 at 10:34 am
  4. i think the latest consensus is that if we already own them, then it’s okay to wear ’em. just don’t buy more!

    Posted on 1 March 2009 at 6:55 pm