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The NGOs Humanity United and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre recently issued a report that is pessimistic about the global apparel industry’s efforts to eradicate forced labor from their supply chains. While Adidas scored relatively high, most of the world's largest apparel companies are laggards on labor and human rights.
Bonded labor has become common across India's garment sector, as suppliers seek to keep costs down in a hyper-competitive industry. Within this sector, a corrupt system entraps as many as 120,000 young women and girls annually.
Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia will shut down its entire operations for today, Election Day, to encourage its employees and the general public to exercise their right to vote.
The NGO Nest is trying to make the global artisan goods market more transparent. And it has an ally in West End, a subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma that specializes in contemporary furniture and housewares.
This month, CoverGirl hired its first male brand ambassador, 17-year-old James Charles. The high-school senior is just one of many who are challenging conventional beauty norms and redefining what it means to be "masculine." Fashion and beauty companies have no choice but to accept, and even celebrate, these trends.
Levi's plans to expand its worker well-being initiatives to factories across its entire supply chain, reaching 300,000 workers by 2025. The apparel giant says it hopes to inspire other brands within the global garment industry to follow suit.
Earlier this year, two mobile telephone systems launched in Bangladesh that now allow workers to anonymously report signs of human trafficking, delayed wages and child labor. They did, and the results are unsettling.
Zara launched a new fashion line for fall that it says “embraces a woman who looks into a more sustainable future.”
In partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative, Timberland, HP and the NGO Team Tassy, the social enterprise Thread plans to improve quality of life for Haiti's streetside trash collectors.
Gather five tons of cotton and score a free television, says a regional government in eastern Uzbekistan. The BBC reported on the headline-grabbing offer, while barely touching upon the grim human rights record of the country's cotton sector.
Gap Inc. plans to publicly release a list of its supplier factories, making it far easier for stakeholders and NGOs to assess environmental and social conditions.
Colin Kaepernick's stand against racism drove his jersey to the top of the NFL's best-seller list.