US Brands on the Spot Over Factory Closure in Cambodia

Support Dismissed Garment Workers (photo courtesy of Clean Clothes Campaign)

I want to share this story with you as it shows once again that the Gap is a company that follows their written code of conduct while other popular brands like Abercrombie & Fitch and Target do not.

In 2008, a factory in Cambodia that produced clothing for Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap, and Target closed unexpectedly leaving the workers unpaid for the last months that they worked. These workers were given no warning and did not receive the severance pay they are entitled to under the law. The factory owners simply disappeared and the Cambodian Ministries of Labour and of Social Affairs have ignored the plight of these workers.

After the Clean Clothes Campaign, CCC, became involved last year, the Gap paid a large portion of the severance package that was owed to these workers. Please read their story and see how you can help. The CCC has drafted letters that you may forward to Abercrombie & Fitch and Target in support of the Cambodian workers. Let us show these companies that we do not condone their actions.

Continuing to shop at the Gap, or adding them to your list of preferred brands, will show your support of companies that conduct their business under ethical guidelines. We can make a difference.

**Correction to the CCC story: The CCC concludes their story by stating that Abercrombie & Fitch does not have a public code of conduct policy. This is incorrect; if you follow the link attached to A & F you will be taken to their code of conduct statement which is fairly indepth. However, to be effective these policies must be more than merely words on a page.

US Brands on the Spot over Factory Closure in Cambodia

Contact Information for Abercrombie & Fitch and Target
Jonathan E. Ramsden, CFO
Abercrombie & Fitch
6301 Fitch Path
New Albany, OH 43054-9269

Michael S. Jeffries, Chairman & CEO
Abercrombie & Fitch
6301 Fitch Path
New Albany, OH 43054-9269

Douglas A. Scovanner, EVP & CFO
Target Corporation
1000 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2542

Gregg W. Steinhafel, President & CEO
Target Corporation
1000 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2542

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