WRC Factory Investigation


Factory: CSA

Key Buyers: American Eagle Outfitters, Gap, Hanesbrands

Last Updated: 2020

Case Summary

CSA supplied non-collegiate apparel to two brands that are university licensees: Hanesbrands (Gear for Sports) and American Eagle (Tailgate). When it closed, the factory paid workers less than 10 percent of what they were legally owed and was effectively bankrupt. Following intervention by the WRC, Hanesbrands and American Eagle, along with Gap, agreed to pay most of the outstanding severance—$1.3 million that was distributed to 500 workers.