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Company response
27 October 2010

Response by Charming Shoppes: Natl. Labor Committee (US) alleges labour abuses at Alianza Fashion factory - including forced overtime, low wages, denial of freedom of association.

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17 October 2010

Alianza Fashion: A Test Case for the Guatemalan Government & the Office of the United States Trade Representative

Author: National Labor Committee [US]

Alianza Fashion in Guatemala, with 1,350 workers, sews garments for Briggs New York [for Kellwood], Sag Harbor [for Kellwood], Fashion Bug [for Charming Shoppes], Alfani and JM Collection [for Macy’s]. Forced overtime...[is] the norm...Workers are...

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1 October 2010

Report on Alianza Fashion factory in Guatemala & company responses [Guatemala]

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In September 2010, National Labor Committee (NLC) issued a report "Alianza Fashion: A Test Case for the Guatemalan Government & the Office of the United States Trade Representative", alleging labour abuses at the Alianza Fashion factory in...

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Company response
18 March 2009

Response by Charming Shoppes: Natl. Labor Committee (US) alleges women workers' rights abused at Nicotex factory, supplying Lane Bryant (part of Charming Shoppes), Briggs New York (part of Kellwood).

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17 March 2009

[PDF] Letter regarding Nicotex [Guatemala]

Author: Charming Shoppes

...we take...allegations [such as those in the National Labor Committee report] seriously, and are thoroughly investigating the situation...[We] do not intend to continue using the factory unless the issues raised in the NLC report and confirmed...

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25 February 2009

Women Exploiting Women [Guatemala]

Author: National Labor Committee & Center for Studies and Support for Local Development (CEADEL)

Women in the U.S. are purchasing clothing sewn by women who are exploited in Guatemala. The Nicotex sweatshop produces clothing for Briggs New York [part of Kellwood] and Lane Bryant [part of Charming Shoppes]...overtime work is common, obligatory...

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4 October 2006

Keep Gina Form Open! [Thailand]

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

…help stop Clover Group's attempt to shut down the Gina Form Bra factory in Thailand, producing underwear for among others Victoria Secret [part of Limited Brands] and Calvin Klein [part of Phillips-Van Heusen]...After a long struggle…[c]onditions...

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8 January 2004

Saipan Sweatshop Lawsuit Ends with Important Gains for Workers and Lessons for Activists

Author: Nikki F. Bas, Sweatshop Watch; Medea Benjamin, Global Exchange; Joannie C. Chang, Asian Law Caucus

This month, the last of three lawsuits over sweatshop conditions on the U.S. island of Saipan came to a close...While the settlement is viewed as a significant victory, several challenges emerged, which lend valuable lessons for future anti-sweatshop...

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