September, 22 2016
Hannan Knitwear workers regularly toil 7 days a week, 13 hours a day. Often they are forced to work until midnight, putting in 16 hours. They are cheated on their pay. Verbal and physical abuse is common. Maternity leave and sick leave are often denied.
April, 27 2016
On April 24, 2016, hundreds of workers and family members gathered in Savar to mourn the workers killed on that day in 2013 and to push for safety reforms in garment factories.
December, 10 2015
Some 1,800 Chinese workers in the Dongguang Zhenyang Wanju factory produce toys for Disney, Mattel, Hasbro and other international brands, under harsh sweatshop conditions.
December, 02 2015
Fourteen shipbreaking workers have been killed so far in 2015, with many more injured. Read the Institute's latest update and take action to help.
April, 30 2015
On April 26, HBO Last Week Tonight with John Oliver aired a terrific segment on fashion brands profiteering from sweatshop production, using Institute cases as examples.
August, 26 2016
While the young women who make its products in Vietnam are intimidated, belittled, and underpaid.
Dennis J Bernstein
July, 13 2016
So-called “free trade” in textiles has led retailers to seek out the cheapest labor and to neglect safety measures, factors in a devastating Bangladesh fire in 2013 that killed more than 1,000 workers.
Christian Science Monitor
July, 05 2016
As Bangladesh reels from terrorist attacks, some question how it could effect foreign investment in the booming garment industry and impact workers' rights.
V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
June, 23 2016
Ignorance is not always bliss. More often than not, we don't know where the things we purchase come from. We blindly buy clothes that are affordable, stylish, and reflect the latest breaking trends, without giving much thought to how they came to be.
Jasmin Malik Chua
May, 26 2016
Western brands like Gap and H&M “wield the potential to transform working conditions through their supply chains” in the developing world. Yet neither have produced the results to match their claims of social responsibility.
Write to Disney, Hasbro, Mattel and other multinational companies producing children's toys under harsh sweatshop conditions.
Bangladesh’s shipbreaking workers need our help and support. Please sign this letter, which will be delivered to United States Trade Representative Michael Froman.
Some 1,800 Chinese workers in the Dongguan Zhenyang Wanju factory in Guangdong produce toys for Disney, Mattel, Hasbro and other international brands under harsh conditions, stripped of their rights, their dignity, their voice and basic justice.
Shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh toil 12-hours a day at one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. They are consistently injured and killed on the job because of a lack of safety equipment, job training, and legal rights.
Nike is truly the canary in the coal mine, pointing us to what unfettered “free trade” looks like, and what the world will look like under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
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