Resonance Fashion is the latest Stratford business to make a public commitment to the well-being of their employees by certifying as a living wage employer.
“I’m personally very excited to receive this certification,” said the clothing store’s founder, Jo Gordon. “I see it as an important milestone that tells me we’re helping to build a healthy local economy through our way of doing business. This certification will also help us attract and engage amazing team members. That’s so important for the long-term sustainability of a retail business, so it’s encouraging to be certified.”
“We would like to thank Resonance for becoming part of this important movement,” said United Way Perth-Huron Executive Director Ryan Erb. ”By investing in their employees, Resonance is helping build a stronger community. We appreciate their support.”
Based on a 35-hour work week, the Perth-Huron living wage is calculated regularly using local data and takes into account the living expenses of a weighted average of family types including a family of four, a single mother supporting a seven-year-old child and a single adult, once government transfers and deductions are factored in. Everyday expenses in the calculation include housing, food, utilities, childcare and transportation. For more information about Perth-Huron’s living wage, GO HERE.
About Resonance Fashion
Visit Stratford on a summer day and you’ll see Resonance outfits. They’ll be visiting the library, they’ll be coming out of the gym, they’ll be walking along the Avon River, they’ll be headed off to work, they’ll be attending gala events at the Tom Patterson Theatre. Founded in 2005 by Jo Gordon in Stratford’s historic downtown, the clothing store helps women and men resonate in their outfits. That means they feel as good as they look! With a light-filled showroom and a thriving online presence, Resonance aims to make shopping for clothing easy and enjoyable. Jo curates a constantly changing collection, often bringing fashion and active pieces together into the same outfit. She sources unique looks from Canadian, European and U.S.-based brands, many of which are working toward a more sustainable fashion future.