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#1 Old 10-22-2015, 05:36 PM
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Question Ethical or Unethical. Feedback is Greatly appreciated. (Business Advice)

Good Evening Everyone and thank you for taking the time to help me.

Back in January (became a Vegan in May) I started an apparel company containing the word "Workhorse". Business was growing until I found out I was deploying. Since the company was new, I decided to put it on hold, gain as much knowledge as I can, and grow the brand internally until I return.

Now that I am Vegan and the company is on hold , I have been having a self battle with the term "Workhorse". What do you all think?

Thank you for your feedback and knowledge.
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#2 Old 10-22-2015, 05:44 PM
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I am a "workman" and I take no insult to that. I choose to work though, so I see your point. When I think of a horse I think of running open and free. Not shackled, whipped and worked against it's will...Is there a way you can change the name? "Stronghorse" "Toughhorse" etc?

More importantly what material is used in making these items?
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#3 Old 10-22-2015, 05:58 PM
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Thank you for the reply. Those are my thoughts as well on the name and what it represents. I use American Apparel. PETA recognizes AA as a Vegan friendly company. Average wage for their workers is $12 an hour with lots of benefits. A name change is the route I may have to take.
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#4 Old 10-22-2015, 06:15 PM
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I would leave the horses out of it.

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#5 Old 10-22-2015, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Capstan View Post
I would leave the horses out of it.
That's where I am at. I can't move foward emotionally so that's why I wanted clarity. Thank you very much.
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