Should Wal-Mart and Sears Compensate Victims of Factory Fires?

On November 24, 2012, there was a fire at the Tazreen Design Ltd. factory in Bangladesh. Many large companies, including Sears and Wal-Mart, used the Tazreen Design factory for some of their garment production. Continue reading

Nike Raises the Bar for Factory Compliance

Workers loading shoes in Indonesian Factory. 2007 Photographer: Crack Palinggi/Landov

As the world’s largest sporting-goods maker, Nike Inc. is raising the bar for doing business with them.  By the year 2020, all manufacturing factories working with Nike Inc. will need to adhere to Nike’s new labor and sustainability standards if they wish to continue the working relationship. Continue reading

Victoria’s Secret Ignores Child Labor

On December 15th, The New York Post reported that Victoria’s Secret was using cotton picked by children in a line they promote as “fair trade”. This story was first reported by Bloomberg News Continue reading