Ethical Supply Chains within the Catholic Ethical Purchasing Alliance

Ethical Supply Chains within the Catholic Ethical Purchasing Alliance

The discussion around ethical production generally focuses on environmental sustainability, leaving behind the workers who make our clothing. With 1 in 6 people globally in the garment manufacturing industry, and 80% of those workers being women of color, apparel production is a social justice issue. The Catholic Ethical Purchasing Alliance (CEPA) provides resources to Catholic institutions seeking to support workers and integrate environmental sustainability into purchasing decisions that align with their Catholic identity, mission, and values. \

Learn how supply chain intersects with this incredible organization at our upcoming webinar.

Featured speakers:

  • Alayna Milby, Ethical Purchasing Program Coordinator at Ethix Merch
  • Grace Adams, Catholic Ethical Purchasing Coordinator at Ignatian Solidarity Network

Webinar info & registration:

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m. (CT)
Format: Zoom


About Alayna

Alayna Milby began with Ethix Merch in 2021, co-leading the Just Markets program, including the Catholic Ethical Purchasing Alliance. With their experience and knowledge of the intersections of race, class, and gender in manufacturing, Alayna offers a call for workers' liberation, one that is rarely included in discussions of what it means to be "ethical" in purchasing and procurement. They pair this education with engagement of the campus community to enact change on an institutional level, working alongside campus leaders to integrate these values into the campus culture. They spent their early professional years in nonprofit, DEI work, community organizing, and campus mobilization.

About Grace

Grace Adams joined the Ignatian Solidarity Network staff in 2022 as the coordinator for the Catholic Ethical Purchasing Alliance. She is an alumni of Le Moyne College and spent a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Rochester food bank where she assisted in the development of several community health programs.