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Hoosier Manufacturing (Guatemala)

May 27, 2022
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The WRC investigated violations of freedom of association at the Guatemalan garment factory, Hoosier Manufacturing, which is owned by the Indiana Knitwear Corporation and is disclosed as a supplier of university licensed apparel by both Fanatics and Nike. The WRC investigated complaints by workers from Hoosier Manufacturing alleging that the factory had illegally dismissed (1)…

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Victoria’s Secret Intervenes in Thai Workers’ 13-Month Wage Struggle

May 25, 2022
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Victoria’s Secret financed ‘historic’ pay-out

May 26, 2022
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Brilliant Alliance Thai Global Ltd.

April 6, 2021
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The apparel industry’s chronically low wages left most garment workers with no savings on the eve of the Covid-19 crisis. Since most governments in apparel exporting countries provide little or no unemployment benefits, the only thing standing between an out-of-work garment worker and immediate poverty for her family are the legally mandated severance benefits that…

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Worker Rights Consortium and Worker Representatives Secure $1 Million Humanitarian Contribution from Barco Uniforms to Address Unpaid Severance at Closed Supplier Factory in El Salvador

December 23, 2021
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The WRC is pleased to report that Southern California-based Barco Uniforms, Inc. has made a humanitarian contribution of more than $1 million to the 200 former employees of Barco’s former supplier, the Industrias Florenzi factory in El Salvador.

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80,000 Shahi Exports Workers Will Finally Get Their Back Pay

February 2, 2022
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In a major breakthrough in the efforts of the Garment and Textile Workers’ Union in Karnataka, India, the WRC, and a growing list of labor rights advocates, to address the refusal of suppliers in Karnataka to pay the legal minimum wage—a violation that has affected 400,000 workers, who are collectively owed nearly $60 million…

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Thai Workers Win Historic $8.3 Million in Back Pay, Financed by Victoria’s Secret

May 25, 2022
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More than 1,250 Thai workers who sewed bras for Victoria’s Secret, Lane Bryant, and Torrid—and who were fired in 2021 without their legally mandated severance—have received $8.3 million in compensation.

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Natchi Apparel

May 22, 2022
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Labor organizations have signed binding agreements with Natchi owner Eastman Apparel and with H&M to combat gender-based violence and harassment at this factory. These agreements were reached after the WRC found numerous practices at the Natchi factory that violated Indian law, international labor standards, and/or vendor codes of conduct, regarding gender-based violence and harassment, other…

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Murder, rape and abuse in Asia’s factories: the true price of fast fashion

May 22, 2022
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The importance of America’s Fabric Act “can’t be overstated”

May 19, 2022
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