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Posmi Sweaters Ltd.

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Wage and hour violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

The WRC initiated an investigation in response to a complaint from the Akota Garment Workers Federation (AGWF), brought on behalf of seven Posmi employees, alleging their retaliatory and illegal termination. While investigating the termination of the seven workers, the WRC found a number of violations of university codes and Bangladeshi law, including severe wage and…

Suprema Manufacturing S.A.

Country: Dominican Republic
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination, Health & Safety Violations, Wage and hour violations

The WRC’s assessment at Suprema Manufacturing found violations in the areas of wages and hours, freedom of association, and discrimination of pregnant workers in the hiring process. Read More: WRC Factory Assessment re: Suprema – January 24, 2020

Pure Cotton

Country: United States
Issues: Wage and hour violations, Wage Theft

The WRC investigated violations of university codes of conduct by Pure Cotton, a company located in Los Angeles, California, that supplied collegiate apparel to the licensee, Hype & Vice, LLC (Hype & Vice). In September 2018, California state inspectors cited Pure Cotton, and a small subcontract factory operating at the same address, Union Supply, for…

JP Textile Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination, Wage and hour violations, Wage Theft

JP Textile Ethiopia Plc. (“JP”) is located in Hawassa Industrial Park in the small southern town of Hawassa. The 40,000 square meter facility is owned by JP (Ethiopia) Textile Company, a subsidiary of Wuxi Jinmao, a Chinese conglomerate with factories in China, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Vietnam. The plant includes the zone’s only textile mill, as…

Jay Jay Textiles

Country: Ethiopia
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Wage and hour violations, Wage Theft

Jay Jay Textiles (“Jay Jay”) is located in the Bole Lemi Industrial Park (Phase I). Occupying some 27,500 square meters, the Indian-owned factory is one of the largest facilities in the zone. Specializing in children’s apparel, the facility manufactures apparel goods for Gerber Children’s Wear, The Children’s Place, The William Carter Company, and H&M. The…

Arvind Lifestyle Apparel Manufacturing

Country: Ethiopia
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Wage and hour violations, Wage Theft

Arvind Lifestyle Apparel Manufacturing Plc., located in the Bole Lemi Industrial Park, is one of two textile and apparel factories in Ethiopia owned by the Indian multinational Arvind Lifestyle Apparel. The facility’s buyers include The Children’s Place, PVH, H&M, and Gerber Children’s Wear. The plant primarily manufactures jeans, trousers, and shirts. (A second Arvind facility…

“Ethiopia is a North Star”: Grim Conditions and Miserable Wages Guide Apparel Brands in their Race to the Bottom

Country: Ethiopia
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination, Health & Safety Violations, Wage and hour violations, Wage Theft

As global brands continue their relentless quest for low-cost production locations, Ethiopia is emerging as a coveted destination. This report presents the results of an investigation of the labor rights environment in Ethiopia’s growing textile and apparel export sector. The investigation included in-depth interviews with garment workers at four export factories producing for leading brands. It reveals wages that are lower, by a substantial margin, than those in any other significant exporting country and grim working conditions that bear little resemblance to the standards the brands claim to be upholding in their supply chains.

MAA Garment and Textiles, Kebire Enterprises

Country: Ethiopia
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Wage and hour violations, Wage Theft

Based in the northern Tigray province in the town of Mekelle, MAA Garment and Textiles (“MAA”) employed 1600 employees as of 2016. As one of Ethiopia’s 17 vertically integrated factories, the Ethiopian-owned facility has the capacity to weave and spin cotton products as well as assemble (cut, make, and trim) garments. Its output includes trousers,…

Genesis Apparel

Country: Honduras
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination, Health & Safety Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage and hour violations

In 2015, the WRC undertook a comprehensive investigation of labor practices at Genesis Apparel, which included offsite interviews with employees and an onsite inspection that was conducted in June 2015. The WRC’s assessment identified a number of violations of Honduran law and university codes of conduct, including noncompliance in the areas of wages and hours…

Thai Garment Export 5

Country: Thailand
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination, Health & Safety Violations, Wage and hour violations, Wrongful Termination

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…