TJ Maxx (part of TJX)
USA: Wage theft common practice in "Made in the USA" garments manufacturing due to legal loophole & brands business models
Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Orange County Register/SCNG
Author: Jessie Kornberg, Bet Tzedek, on Los Angeles Times (USA)
...the U.S. Department of Labor released a bombshell report that might make you suspicious of clothing that’s “Made in the USA.” After a three-year comprehensive study, the Labor Department confirmed what workers’ rights advocates like me have long...
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- Related companies: Forever 21 Ross Stores TJ Maxx (part of TJX) TJX
Author: Margot Roosevelt, Orange County Register (US)
…Earlier this month, U.S. Labor Department officials cited three multibillion-dollar retailers, with thousands of stores nationwide, as the worst offenders in setting prices that drive illegal wage theft: Ross, T.J. Maxx and Forever 21…Ruben Rosalez,...
Author: Michelle Russell, just-style
"California sweatshop a persistent problem", 21 Nov 2016...
Author: Natalie Kitroeff, Los Angeles Times (US)
It can be hard to ignore the lure of Forever 21, where fall jackets go for $18 and a halter dress can be had for $9. But U.S. Labor Department investigators contend that those deals are costly for people like Pedro Montiel, who said he makes $4.50 an...
This report is an evaluation of the efforts made by jewelers towards responsible sourcing of precious metals. It is based on responses to a survey sent to the jewelers that had signed on to the Golden Rules by mid-February 2009 and to other large...
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- Related companies: Aber Diamond Amazon.com Anglo American Berkshire Hathaway Boucheron (part of Gucci) Brilliant Earth Carlyle Group Cartier (part of Richemont) Commemorative Brands (part of American Achievement) Costco Cred Jewellery Finlay Fine Jewelry Fred Meyer Jewelers (part of Kroger) Harry Winston (part of Aber Diamond) Helzberg Diamonds (part of Berkshire Hathaway) Herff Jones J.C. Penney Jostens Kohl's Kroger Leber Jeweler Liberty Media Macy's Meijer Neiman Marcus Piaget (part of Richemont) PPR (formerly Pinault-Printemps-Redoute) QVC (part of Liberty Media) Richemont Saks Fifth Avenue (part of Hudson's Bay) Sears Signet Target Tiffany TJ Maxx (part of TJX) TJX Van Cleef & Arpels (part of Richemont) Walmart Zale (part of Signet)
Author: Lee Glendinning, Guardian [UK]
Many UK jewellers have conceded they have no real policy on sourcing diamonds...almost two years after the diamond industry agreed to a self-regulation system to prevent the trade in diamonds from regions of conflict, many UK jewellers are unable to...
Déjà Vu - diamond industry still failing to deliver on promises - Summary of UK and US results of Global Witness and Amnesty International survey
Author: Global Witness & Amnesty International
This report presents the results of Global Witness and Amnesty International's survey into the diamond jewellery retail sector's implementation of self-regulation to support the Kimberley Process, the international diamond certification scheme...