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Violet Apparel Co. Ltd.

Published: June 14, 2023

The July 1, 2020, closure of Violet Apparel Co. Ltd. in Phnom Penh, Cambodia—a supplier of non-collegiate apparel to Nike and UK brand, Matalan—left 1,284 workers unemployed with less than one week’s notice. Violet Apparel was owned by textile and apparel conglomerate, Ramatex, which operates more than 20 production facilities around the world, including three…

Hulu Garment Co. Ltd.

Published: April 10, 2023

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 in early 2020 were the legally mandated…

Update: Breakthrough at Trax Apparel (Cambodia)

Published: February 17, 2023

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Ben Hensler, Bent Gehrt, and Scott Nova Date: February 17, 2023 Re: Update: Breakthrough at Trax Apparel (Cambodia) Over the last week, the WRC has been in close communication with adidas regarding Trax Apparel. As you know, the WRC determined, in a report issued to schools last fall,…

Trax Apparel

Published: February 17, 2023

The WRC identified multiple violations of Cambodian law and university labor standards at Trax Apparel, a collegiate supplier to adidas, including the illegal firing of eight workers in retaliation for forming a union to seek to better working conditions. Initially, management reinstated four of the eight leaders, however, with only partial back pay and subjected…