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Heart and Mind Apparel Co., Ltd.

Published: December 20, 2021

A Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) investigation found that, at the time of its closure, Heart and Mind, a garment factory located in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, denied 98 of its employees their legally owed severance. The factory had supplied children’s clothing to PVH Corp. (Tommy Hilfiger), El Corte Inglés, and Children Worldwide Fashion (CWF), the childrenswear…

Heartless at Heart and Mind: Cheated of severance, Thai workers who sewed kids’ clothes for El Corte Inglés struggle to feed and house their own children

Published: December 17, 2021

Denial of legally due severance inflicts many hardships on garment workers. Due to chronically low wages across major apparel brands’ supply chains, weak social safety nets in the countries where they choose to produce clothes, and poor enforcement of local labor laws, most garment workers entered the Covid-19 pandemic with no margin of economic security….

Sin corazón en Heart and Mind (Corazón y Mente): Robado de su pago de indemnización, trabajadoras y trabajadores tailandeses que cosían ropa infantil para El Corte Inglés luchan por alimentar y proveer vivienda a sus propios hijos e hijas

Published: December 17, 2021

17 de diciembre del 2021 | COMUNICADO DE PRENSA — La denegación de la indemnización legalmente debida ocasiona muchas dificultades a los y las trabajadoras de la confección. Debido a los salarios que son crónicamente bajos en las cadenas de suministro de las principales marcas de ropa, las débiles redes de seguridad social en los países donde estas marcas eligen producir ropa…

Buyers Pulled Orders When Migrant Burmese Garment Workers Spoke Out in Defense of Their Rights, Now They Are Making Workers Whole

Published: May 10, 2021

Despite the inclusion of nondiscrimination protections based on nationality in Thai labor law, Mae Sot is known as a black hole of labor abuse for the many Burmese migrant workers who produce apparel there. Burmese workers in Mae Sot face a range of workplace violations that often go unreported and uncorrected due to their status…

Kanlayani Factory

Published: May 10, 2021

Kanlayani, a small subcontractor located in Mae Sot, Thailand—a hot spot for labor rights violations—closed in October 2019 leaving 29 Burmese migrant workers unemployed. After extensive engagement by the WRC and other local and international organizations, the factory’s four buyers, Tesco, Starbucks, Disney, and NBC Universal stepped in and provided the workers with their legally…

V.K. Garment Co. Ltd.

Published: April 6, 2021

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…

Royal Knitting Co. Ltd.

Published: April 6, 2021

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…

Brilliant Alliance Thai Global Ltd.

Published: April 6, 2021

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…

New WRC Report: Hong Seng Knitting (Thailand)

Published: April 5, 2021

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova and Jessica Champagne Date: April 5, 2021 Re: New WRC Report: Hong Seng Knitting (Thailand) We write today to share a new report concerning labor rights violations at Hong Seng Knitting, a garment factory in Thailand that supplies university logo apparel to Nike. Through documents, worker…

Hong Seng Knitting

Published: April 5, 2021

The WRC engaged with this factory in 2012-2013 and again in 2020-2021 regarding separate issues.