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Article
8 January 2004

Saipan Sweatshop Lawsuit Ends with Important Gains for Workers and Lessons for Activists

Author: Nikki F. Bas, Sweatshop Watch; Medea Benjamin, Global Exchange; Joannie C. Chang, Asian Law Caucus

This month, the last of three lawsuits over sweatshop conditions on the U.S. island of Saipan came to a close...While the settlement is viewed as a significant victory, several challenges emerged, which lend valuable lessons for future anti-sweatshop...

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Article
24 January 2011

Ocean Sky: Workers Paid 8 Cents for Each $25 NFL T-shirt They Sew

Author: National Labor Committee [USA]

Women at the Ocean Sky sweatshop in El Salvador are paid just eight cents for each $25 NFL T-shirt...Workers [on] NFL, Reebok [part of Adidas], Puma, Old Navy (GAP), Columbia, Talbots and Penguin (Munsingwear) [part of Perry Ellis] are drenched in...

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Company response
23 February 2011

Response by Talbots: Talbots supplier Ocean Sky accused of forced overtime, filthy drinking water, poverty wages.

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Story
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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Report
24 May 2018

Suppliers evaluate textile companies' responsible purchasing practices in Better Buying Purchasing Practices Index Report

Author: Better Buying

Better Buying Index Report Spring 2018, 22 May 2018...

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Report
4 September 2019

Better Buying releases 2019 index report, based on supplier evaluations of textile companies' purchasing practices

Author: Better Buying

"Better Buying Index Report, 2019", 3 September 2019...

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