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14 February 2019

Dominican Republic: Garment factory pays living wage, guarantees freedom of association & benefits

Author: Milli Legrain, The Guardian

"'Dignity and respect': Dominican factory vows to never be a sweatshop", 14 February 2019...

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25 October 2011

Is the Perfect Factory Possible? [Dominican Rep]

Author: Peter Dreier, Nation [USA]

USAS [United Students Against Sweatshops], as well as the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC)…have embraced Alta Gracia as a model that proves socially responsible clothing production is not only possible; it’s profitable…Alta Gracia is an unusual...

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10 January 2011

6th Annual Responsible Sourcing Summit 2011 [Los Angeles, 10-11 March]

Author: STR Responsible Sourcing

The Summit is being held in Los Angeles, March 10-11, 2011. It features some of the most well-regarded names in CSR, including keynote speaker, Rev. David Schilling, of the Interfaith Center of Corporate Responsibility (ICCR)...The...Summit showcases...

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5 January 2011

How One Tiny Factory Is Challenging the Sweatshop Norm

Author: Sarah Seltzer, AlterNet.org

...a revolutionary new factory [Alta Gracia] in the Domincan Republic, started by one of the most conscience-minded college apparel suppliers, Knights Apparel, [is] a model and a test case of what can happen when wages are "living" and union organizing...

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17 July 2010

Factory Defies Sweatshop Label, but Can It Thrive? [Dominican Republic]

Author: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

Ms. [Santa] Castillo had long dreamed of a bigger, sturdier house... [T]hree months ago something happened that finally made it possible: she landed a job at one of the world’s most unusual garment factories. Industry experts say it is a pioneer in the...

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29 July 2009
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Author: Carlos Chirinos, BBC Mundo

Las fabricantes de calzado deportivo Nike y Adidas, junto a la fabricante de ropa Knights Apparel y la cadena de tiendas GAP enviaron una carta al Departamento de Estado abogando por una solución pacífica del conflicto político en Honduras. Las [4]...

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27 July 2009

Letter to Secretary Clinton Regarding Honduras

Author: NIKE, The adidas Group, Gap, Knights Apparel

Dear Secretary Clinton: As companies that have products made in Honduras, we are deeply concerned about recent events in that country. We understand that serious disagreements exist between the elected President, Congress and the Supreme Court, but...

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