Child Labor in Uzbekistan Cotton

This story, Child Labor: As close as the shirt on your back, was originally published back in June, but it is timely as it is now, September through December, when children in Uzbekistan are forced to work 12 hour days to pick cotton. Did you know that Uzbekistan is the second or third largest exporter of cotton? Or that it is the Uzbek government that is making these children work in the cotton fields? Continue reading

Factory Defies Sweatshop Label, But Can It Survive?

Joseph Bozich, C.E.O. Knights Apparel

A Living Wage

Multimedia Video Produced by Tanzina Vega/The New York Times Photos and Audio by Michael Kamber for The New York Times.

I have a great story to share with you this week about a business in Spartanburg, S. C. that is making a difference in workers lives in the Dominican Republic. The company is Knights Apparel, the leading manufacturer of collegiate licensed sportswear according to the Collegiate Licensing Company. Continue reading