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About

GOEX exists to improve the lives of the workers and communities we touch. How does a t-shirt do that?

  •       Fair wages, dignified employment that strengthens families 
  •       Sustainable fabrics or components in every garment
  •       USA fabric cut and sewn in Haiti lowers the carbon footprint
  •       High quality, fair trade manufacturing
  •       Social impact in the USA and in Haiti

GOEX is fully owned by The Global Orphan Project, a nonprofit that began investing in the lives of vulnerable children in 2004. Here is one of the most important truths: the best form of Orphan Care is Orphan Prevention, and the best form of Orphan Prevention is a strong job. This is what differentiates us from your ordinary apparel company. We exist to improve the lives of the workers and communities we touch. On average, one of our workers earning a fair wage supports six family members. After costs to sustainably produce premium eco-friendly apparel and provide living wage jobs, all GOEX profit — every bit of it — goes to fund projects set in motion by The Global Orphan Project.

You have the ability to change the course of lives through a simple decision like which blank tee you select or which screen print shop you support. Perhaps most importantly, your partnership sets an example in the marketplace that how we do commerce can affect systemic bottom-up change through the dignity of work. 

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We are proud to say GOEX is one of the elite few who have passed the Fair Trade Federation’s (FTF) rigorous screening! The FTF evaluates businesses against a “360° fair trade” standard- making sure its members are committed to being fair and responsible in everything they do- socially, economically and environmentally.

These aren't just any jobs.

Even with a recently increased legal minimum wage in Haiti, most workers in the apparel sector struggle to make ends meet. We choose to pay our workers more. Daily wages at Life S.A. are 65% higher than the sector minimum and our employees have the ability to earn 140%+ of minimum based on production.

Other workers in the apparel industry in Haiti work six days per week for a minimum wage that barely covers their daily expenses. It is our goal to disrupt that thought process and prove a company can charge more and pay more, therefore elevating the lives of their employees allowing them to care for their families and build a better future. 

Empower, invest in and thank your makers in a brand new way by buying them a meal! Donate $1 to our Lunches for LIFE campaign and help us fully fund a lunch program for our employees at LIFE in Haiti.


In Kansas City, we partner with the Full Employment Council to provide internships for disadvantaged young adults in the urban core and then connect qualified candidates with job opportunities within our network or hire them ourselves if we have openings.