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25 September 2011

Retailers Are Put on the Spot Over Anti-Gay Aid

Author: Erik Eckholm, New York Times

The culture war over gay rights has entered the impersonal world of e-commerce...[A]dvocates...have put many of the country’s largest retailers…on the spot over their indirect and...unnoticed roles in funneling money to Christian groups...opposing...

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12 September 2011

Unprecedented Number of U.S. and European Apparel Companies and Major Industry Association Sign Pledge to Call for Elimination of Forced Child Labor in Uzbekistan

Author: Responsible Sourcing Network

More than 60 of the world’s best known apparel companies and brands as well as the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), which represents more than 800 brands, have signed a pledge to not knowingly source Uzbek cotton harvested using...

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11 September 2011

Jordan rights group: no proof of rape at factory

Author: Jamal Halaby, Associated Press

A Jordanian human rights group found no clear evidence to support allegations of rape made by several female workers at… the Classic Fashion factory… The petition campaign began in June after a Bangladeshi worker told police that her Sri Lankan...

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28 July 2011

Apple Pulls ITunes from Christian Values Network [USA]

Author: Mobiledia, Forbes Blog [USA]

Apple has pulled its iTunes store from the Christian Values Network…[after discovering] CVN had made contributions to…“active hate groups.”…characterized as anti-gay and anti-women…Microsoft pulled itself off of the website two weeks ago…The…companies...

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21 July 2011

Major American Brands Silent on Alleged Rights Abuses At Overseas Factories [Jordan]

Author: Janell Ross, Huffington Post [USA]

A month after a prominent human rights group accused major American brands of purchasing clothing from a factory in Jordan that systematically abuses workers, the companies have yet to declare any public action... the Institute for Global Labour and...

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20 July 2011

Investor Coalition Commends Macy’s for Carrying GoodWeave Certified Child-Labor-Free Rugs

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

Members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) welcome the news that Macy’s now carries several collections of decorative rugs certified by the nonprofit organization GoodWeave as child-labor-free. By making a commitment to root...

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7 July 2011

Retailers such as Nike and Macy's boycott cotton from Uzbekistan to protest child labor

Author: Kathryn Kattalia, NY Daily News

Superstores Walmart and Macy's have joined up with such big names as Liz Claiborne, Nike, Eileen Fisher and Nautica [part of VF Corp.] to sign a pledge boycotting the use of cotton from Uzbekistan, WWD reported. They are among the first companies to...

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20 June 2011

Macy's to carry child labor-free rugs in some units [USA]

Author: Home Textiles Today

Macy's has forged a partnership with non-profit handmade rug organization Goodweave to offer soft floor coverings made in Nepal and India by adult artisans, not children...GoodWeave, an international nonprofit organization that works to ensure rugs...

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9 May 2011

Company Response to Forced Child Labor in Uzbek Cotton

Author: International Labour Rights Forum

Companies across the US and Europe have taken a stand against forced child labor in the production of Uzbek cotton. In addition, some companies are working hard to develop clear traceability for cotton and other components of clothing....[C]ompanies...

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19 November 2010

Wages, conditions improve as workers in China form unions

Author: Kathy Chu and Michelle Yun, USA Today

…Lan Yimin represents the new generation of Chinese factory workers…While she's following in her parents' footsteps on the assembly line, unlike them, she's less willing to…toil away for meager pay and benefits. She has more job options and better...

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