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2 May 2018

Jordan's garment sector: How are brands combatting exploitation and abuse?

Jordan’s garment sector is booming, driven by a free trade agreement with the United States and cheap migrant labour from South and Southeast Asia. Historically the situation of these vulnerable workers has been dire and although there have been some ...

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31 October 2007

Chinese Pollution Rules Target Export Industry

Author: Jane Spencer, Wall Street Journal

Earlier this week, Zhang Lijun, vice director of China's State Environmental Protection Administration, said export manufacturers who violate China's pollution laws would be forced to close for one to three years... The [Ministry of Commerce] says the...

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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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8 October 2006

`Fair-trade' label reaches retail market

Author: Susan Chandler, Chicago Tribune

A group of corporate alumni from Lands' End [part of Sears]...have traveled the world searching for garment factories that treat workers well and pay them more than the legally required minimum wage...Late last month, they launched Fair Indigo, a...

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3 December 2004

SOLE: 'U' must stop sweatshop contracts [USA]

Author: Keara Caldarola, Michigan Daily

SOLE [Students Organizing for Labor and Economic Equality] demonstrated on the Diag yesterday to accuse the University of not adhering to the Code of Conduct for University of Michigan Licensees...Julie Peterson, the University spokeswoman [said] the...

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1 August 2004

Fair Labor Association report covers working conditions at 25 companies incl. Nike, Patagonia, adidas-Salomon, Eddie Bauer, Reebok, Liz Claiborne

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1 August 2004

full report: "Fair Labor Association Year Two Annual Public Report"

Author: Fair Labor Association

[refers to Fair Labor Association (FLA) participating companies: adidas-Salomon, Eddie Bauer, GEAR for Sports, Liz Claiborne, Reebok, Nordstrom, Nike, Patagonia, Phillips-Van Heusen and Zephyr-Graf-X. Also to FLA category B licensees, which commit to...

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4 February 2004

The Maturing Movement Against Sweatshops

Author: Mischa Gaus, In These Times

Student anti-sweatshop activism has come of age...The signing of a collective bargaining agreement last March at the BJ&B hat factory in a Dominican Republic free-trade zone was particularly sweet for student campaigners...A developing campaign...

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