The BYU grads founded the multimillion-dollar company out of their two-bedroom apartment
@marxistI happen to know Korey Stevens personally served my mission
with him in Cambodia. And if you think he is the type of person to use and
abuse people you have some serious issues. That fact that you would even jump
to that conclusion without even knowing the person is hypocritical of you and
the points you are 'trying' to make.
@marxistMallory here! One of the founders of Taft. If you look into
the brand a bit more you'll find that we're very transparent about our
factory because there's nothing to hide. Our workers are not exploited, we
conduct factory visits regularly and the factory is a happy, positive place to
be for everyone. It's actually a platform of our brand - our shoes are made
by adults - true craftsmen and women - who are paid a living wage. Many of them
learned shoemaking from their families and are passionate about it. We chose our
factory carefully, because all the concerns you've expressed were ones we
had as well. We are very, very proud of our production, because we feel that if
any of our customers popped into the factory for a visit, they'd be
incredibly happy with what they see. In our shoe boxes we even send out pictures
of our workers along with little bios about them and their families.
They're truly like family to us.
@marxistDon't leave us hanging - who actually makes the shoes?
The story implied the manufacturer was a Spanish company. It sounds like you may
have information that would indicate otherwise. Share, share, share.
Congrats to this couple. But this does point out the differences
between neoclassical economics and Marxian economics. Neoclassical says I
shouldn't care about the status of the workers making the shoes. Marxian
says I must.Why didn't the D-News reporter ask some more
questions about who makes the shoes? Well, because in capitalism we just
don't do that. Well I do. And all of us should.
So the shoes are being made by workers in Spain? They are providing the value
for this project. What do the workers get for it? Probably not much. On the positive side, this enterprise is an example of the Worker Self
Directed Enterprise for which I advocate. Unfortunately the labor in Spain is
providing the true value, and that labor is being exploited. Count on it.
@Lolly wrote,"It proves again that the opportunities still exist
if a person can see them and then follow eternal principles that work."Which "eternal principle" are you talking about?
Just another reminder that I didn't accomplish anything over the weekend.
It is nice to have such a positive article to start the week. It proves again
that the opportunities still exist if a person can see them and then follow
eternal principles that work.
"I really liked that their shoes had a classic look but they're
different from everybody else" Personally I don't see the difference,
they look like a good quality shoe that would cost half what they are charging.
Clearly something I don't see, so good thing I'm not in this
business.But, congrats to them for a great job and self-financing a
startup is very, very rare!