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28 February 2008

The story of the blues: Tracking the journey of the £9 pair of jeans [Bangladesh]

Author: Fred Pearce, Independent [UK]

I had travelled to Dhaka to find where the jeans I was wearing came from...I anticipated finding the unacceptable face of Bangladesh's garments industry, and discovering where sweatshop labour was even cheaper than in India. I was right on both counts...

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23 October 2006

Write a Letter to Hanes, Wal-Mart, Puma and J.C. Penney - More than 100 Child Workers Fired from Harvest Rich [Bangladesh]

Author: National Labor Committee [US-based NGO]

After threatening to sue the National Labor Committee and after stating that Harvest Rich was “free of child labor,” that “adhering to company policy, we do not employ anyone below 18” and that “Harvest Rich Ltd. has a...valid WRAP Certification”...,...

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18 October 2006

[PDF] [Scroll to pg. 3] Tesco, the ETI and child labour

Author: Richard Welford, Dennis Cheung, CSR Asia

Over the last week there have been a number of reports accusing Tesco, Britain’s biggest retailer and third largest supplier of apparel, of selling clothes made by two contractors in Bangladesh who are alleged to have used illegal child labour. The...

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8 October 2006

"Tesco, the Ethical Trading Initiative and child labour" - CSR Asia commentary (see pg. 3)

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8 October 2006

Tesco hit by child labour row

Author: Grant Ringshaw, Sunday Times [UK]

Tesco, Britain’s biggest retailer, has been accused of selling clothes made by two contractors [Harvest Rich, Evince] in Bangladesh who are alleged to have used illegal child labour. The claims will be made on Channel 4 News tomorrow night...The...

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1 October 2006

Child Labor is Back: Children Are Again Sewing Clothing for Major U.S. Companies [Bangladesh]

Author: National Labor Committee [US-based NGO]

An estimated 200 to 300 children, some 11 years old or even younger, are sewing clothing for Hanes [part of Hanesbrands], Puma, J.C. Penney and Wal-Mart at the Harvest Rich plant in Bangladesh. The children report being slapped and beaten, sometimes...

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