WRC Factory Investigation

KGG Garments, Plc

Factory: KGG Garments, Plc

Key Buyers: Cutter & Buck

Last Updated: 2022

Case Summary

The WRC has secured a commitment from the university licensee, Cutter & Buck, to provide the equivalent of more than four months’ wages to over 1,300 workers, to remedy violations of law at a factory in Ethiopia producing university logo apparel. The breaches of law—nonpayment of legally mandated severance and terminal benefits—were committed by KGG Garments, Plc, which ceased operations in October 2021 without paying employees more than US$135,000.

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