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Update on Forced Labor and Hetian Taida Apparel

Published: October 11, 2019

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova and Penelope Kyritsis Date: October 11, 2019 Re: Update on Forced Labor and Hetian Taida Apparel We write to share two updates related to Hetian Taida Apparel Co., Ltd., a Chinese garment producer where the WRC documented the use of forced labor in the production of university logo goods (see our report…

Heitan Taida Apparel Co., LTD.

Published: October 11, 2019

In December 2018, Hetian Taida Apparel, a Chinese supplier to Badger Sport, was identified by the Associated Press (AP) as operating within an internment and forced labor camp in China’s Xinjiang province. The WRC confirmed certain aspects of AP’s reporting in a memorandum sent to universities shortly thereafter. This investigative report is the product of a deeper assessment, drawing on…

New WRC Report: Hetian Taida/Badger Sport (China)

Published: June 24, 2019

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova and Penelope Kyritsis Date: June 24, 2019 Re: New WRC Report: Hetian Taida/Badger Sport (China) Please find here the WRC’s investigative report concerning Hetian Taida Apparel, a Chinese supplier to Badger Sport. In December 2018, Hetian Taida was identified by the Associated Press (AP) as operating within an internment and…

US reviews report of imports from forced labor in China camp

Published: December 19, 2018

US reviews report of imports from forced labor in China camp — MyTwinTiers

News Report Identifying Forced Labor in Badger Sport’s Supply Chain

Published: December 18, 2018

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova and Ben Hensler Date: December 18, 2018 Re: News report identifying forced labor in Badger Sport’s supply chain As many of you are aware, the Associated Press (AP) published an article yesterday reporting that Badger Sport, a university licensee that also owns Garb Athletic (no relation to the…

Student “Interns” Used as Forced Labor in Chinese Factories Producing Servers Used by European Universities

Published: October 20, 2015

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova and Ben Hensler Date: October 20, 2015 Re: Student “Interns” Used as Forced Labor in Chinese Factories Producing Servers Used by European Universities We are writing to share with you an important report published earlier this month by the Amsterdam-based electronics industry watchdog group, the Good…

Yue Yuen (Holdings), Limited

Published: May 16, 2014

In April 2014, longstanding violations of workers’ rights under local laws and university codes of conduct at Yue Yuen (Holdings) Limited, a top supplier of collegiate licensed athletic footwear, led an estimated 30,000 employees at its factories in southern China to launch a strike that drew international media attention.

Freetrend and Dean Shoes Ltd.

Published: November 10, 2009

Working in collaboration with a leading U.S. athletic footwear company and one of the major shoe manufacturers in South China, the WRC has secured back-pay and offers of reinstatement for twenty-nine improperly laid-off workers, and has conducted broader worker rights training and outreach, at the Freetrend shoe factory in Guangdong, China.