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7 July 2007

Their dreams unraveled [El Salvador]

Author: Marla Dickerson, Los Angeles Times

It was a story of hope: a Central American sweatshop transformed into a unionized, worker-run apparel factory, thanks to nearly $600,000 in loans and donations, including help from retailers Gap Inc. and Lands' End [part of Sears]…Just Garments plant...

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28 July 2005

New Fair Trade Model Needed

Author: Mischa Gaus, In These Times [USA]

Sweeping changes in the export of textiles have forced a difficult reappraisal among U.S. sweatshop monitors: How best to help workers in a relentless industry?...The [recent] wrenching changes in the apparel industry vex groups like the [Worker...

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10 July 2005

Garment maker prizes workers [El Salvador]

Author: Wayne Tompkins, Louisville Courier-Journal

Just Garments is a majority union-owned factory out to show the world that well-treated workers can produce quality clothing at a competitive price. But the factory, which has 90 workers, faces formidable obstacles...It must improve conditions for...

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19 April 2004

UNITE and Gap Inc. Set Aside Differences to Work Together on Garment Factory Conditions: Unionized Garment Factory Opening in El Salvador, Result of Cooperative Relationship

Author: Gap, Inc.

UNITE and...Gap Inc. announced today that they are supporting an effort by displaced garment workers in El Salvador to open that country's first independent and fully unionized apparel export factory [Just Garments]. UNITE and Gap Inc. also said they...

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