Cards Against Humanity Gave Their Factory Workers Something Very Uncommon
December 20, 2015
This year, 150,000 people signed up to receive "Eight Sensible Gifts" for Hanukkah from Cards Against Humanity. This is what they included in one of the mystery gifts...
Like many of the physical products we buy, most of these gifts were made in China. This is something a lot of companies don't like to draw attention to, and as a result Americans often don't see the labor that goes into the things they buy. But we've always viewed the way our stuff is made as a part of who we are.
Our printer in China has grown with us from a small business to a huge operation, and it's important to us to go above and beyond our obligation to the workers who make our game. While our factory provides excellent wages and working conditions, Chinese working conditions are generally more strict. This year, we used the money from one day of our holiday promotion to give our workers something very uncommon in China: a paid vacation.
The printer didn't have any formal procedures for paid vacations, so we bought 100% of the factory's capacity and paid them to produce nothing for a week, giving the people who make Cards Against Humanity an unexpected chance to visit family or do whatever they pleased.
This doesn't undo the ways that all of us profit from unfair working conditions around the world, but it's a step in the right direction. Enclosed you'll find some thank-you notes and vacation photos from that factory staff shared with us.
Cards Against Humanity
You can read the thank you notes online here.
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