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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…

Pandora Production Co., Ltd.

Published: December 18, 2019

Pandora Production Co., Ltd., (Thailand) (“Pandora”) is a Danish-owned jewelry factory in Bangkok, Thailand, which currently employs more than 7,000 workers. Until mid-2019, Pandora was a producer of university logo jewelry and, as a result, subject to university codes of conduct. Pandora’s parent company, Pandora A/S, currently holds licenses to produce jewelry from the Walt…

Thai Garment Export 1/3

Published: November 25, 2019

At Thai Garment Export, a factory supplying multiple licensees, we have recently seen new examples of the positive long-term impact of a successful WRC intervention that took place more than a decade ago. After the WRC documented retaliation against workers seeking to form a union in 2006–2007, the company complied with and even exceeded the…

Thai Garment Export 5

Published: April 3, 2015

The WRC’s assessment of Thai Garment Export, which was launched in May 2013, identified violations of Thai law and international labor standards in the following areas: occupational health and safety including excessive heat levels, inadequate sanitary facilities, safe drinking water, excessive noise levels, lighting levels, fire safety; freedom of association; hours of work including involuntary…

Eagle Speed Marketing

Published: August 1, 2011

The WRC began its investigation at Eagle Speed after receiving a complaint that more than twenty workers were being confined by the management in a room in the factory because they had objected to being demoted from their usual production jobs to so-called “general administrative” work, which included cleaning the factory.

LTU Apparel/British Thai

Published: August 4, 2010

The WRC conducted its assessment of LTU Apparel in response to complaints received in May 2008 from employees alleging violations of Thai labor law, and buyer and university codes of conduct, primarily concerning respect for freedom of association.

Teerapat Industries

Published: November 15, 2008

The key issue raised in the Teerapat complaint was the alleged illegal lockout and subsequent dismissal of 177 employees who had refused to sign new work contracts.