We at  84 Foundation recognize we must use overseas or Central American labor to be competitive, but are repulsed by the working conditions in such locations (click here for a report on Labor conditions overseas).

The average factory worker in China makes $3.50 and hour. That is 5 and one-half times less than the average in the USA..Note the poor seating postures due to lack of proper ergonomics.

Upon a customer purchasing a item, we save a few dollars  per item over the advertised price.

Our Foundation will  return that money (pro-rated, all proceeds divided by all factory floor workers) to the exact workers in the factory who made the product. If the factory is Fair Trade Certified, we may or may not contribute depending on the average wages paid at that location. Local charities may be selected if all else fails.

Eventually, the Foundation will travel to the place of manufacture and personally distribute the funds  to each person. However,  we envision forming  a contractual matter between the Foundation and the factory’s owners in order for them to make the disbursement themselves. Our sister company, BangBall.org, is a global enterprise engaged in the sport of WarBall,  and will travel extensively as it competes with other countries. Our 84  brand will get much exposure due to its ownership of WarBall.

Disclaimer: We are an extremely small company and literally brand new (founded in early 2019) We are uncertain as to how the disbursement will work so the current plan might be modified. We have limited travel experience in Asia, and may meet resistance from the authorities. Not that this would stop us, but in the worst case we will donate to charities local to the factories, but will make every attempt  to pass on partial profits to the workers themselves.

Our Core Beliefs:

Bud-Shido’s 84 Foundation is a combination of a human potential movement, and, in order to  spread its brand and philosophy, a  non-profit textile and personal accessories  manufacturer. We will use our new sport of WarBall to bring cultures together and further promote our belief system.

‘Be What You Wear 84’ is the company’s slogan.

Our mission is to promote a belief system combining the 8 ethical codes of Bushido (Samurai code of ethics)  and 4 Noble Truths of Buddhism in conjunction with the Buddhism’s 8 paths.  Bud-Shido’s 84 is the combined names of these two beliefs plus the 8’s and the 4 and is what the Foundation calls itself.

Our Foundation will inspire people to incorporate  the outwardly ethical codes of conduct of Bushido and inwardly self-compassionate principles of Buddhism in their daily lives. They do so by using Bushido for protection from things external to the self, and Buddhism from things internal.

In doing so, the Foundation believes a person’s overall well being and spiritual life will be enhanced or magnified many times over.

We specialize in casual and athletic wear of predominantly red, black and white colors and prominently display its 84 logo. Its style and embellishments will be symbolic of its  philosophical  and Samurai  roots. In short, the Warrior-Priest.

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