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Gap joins other global brands that publish their supply factory list

Author: Human Rights Watch, Published on: 7 September 2016

Gap Inc. is the latest clothing brand to disclose the list of factories that produce its clothes around the world, Human Rights Watch said today. Previously, Gap had said that it was withholding information about its supplier factories for “competition reasons.”

Earlier in 2016, C&A and Marks and Spencer also went public with their factory lists, joining other big brands that already disclose them. These include AdidasColumbia,DisneyH&MKMART AustraliaLevisMountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)New BalanceNikePatagoniaPumaTarget USA, and Target Australia...

...Human Rights Watch and other organizations are pressing for global apparel brands to publicly disclose the factories that produce for them, and for transparency about other human rights risks in supply chains. Dozens of major global apparel brands – including Forever 21, Fast Retailing (Uniqlo), and Mango – still do not disclose supplier factories...

Related companies: adidas C&A Columbia Sportswear Fast Retailing Gap H&M Kmart (part of Sears) Levi Strauss Mango Marks & Spencer New Balance Nike Patagonia Puma Sears Target Uniqlo (part of Fast Retailing) Walt Disney