Headquarters in USA
Author: Kirstin Downey Grimsley, Washington Post
A group called the Free Burma Coalition...has persuaded more than two dozen American corporations [including Ames Department Stores Inc., Jones Apparel Group, Sara Lee Corp., Family Dollar Stores Inc., TJX Cos. which operates T.J. Maxx stores, and...
Author: Robert Collier, San Francisco Chronicle
...The California Public Employees Retirement System, which handles the pensions for state workers, recently enacted a long-delayed program to screen all its overseas "emerging markets" investments to ensure that they are not contributing to human...
The island of Saipan is in the US Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI). Beginning in the 1980s, many clothing manufacturers had their garments made in Saipan because such items could be labelled “Made in the USA” and subsequently...
Author: Jeff Shaw, Multinational Monitor
The brutality of the ruling military junta, the elegance of the Burmese democratic movement and the strategic savvy of an international solidarity movement have spurred a multinational corporate procession out of the country, and away from support for...
Author: Nikki F. Bas, Sweatshop Watch; Medea Benjamin, Global Exchange; Joannie C. Chang, Asian Law Caucus
This month, the last of three lawsuits over sweatshop conditions on the U.S. island of Saipan came to a close...While the settlement is viewed as a significant victory, several challenges emerged, which lend valuable lessons for future anti-sweatshop...
- Related stories: U.S. apparel cos. lawsuit (re Saipan)
- Related companies: Abercrombie & Fitch Banana Republic (part of Gap) Brooks Brothers Brylane (part of Pinault Printemps-Redoute) Calvin Klein (part of Phillips-Van Heusen) Charming Shoppes Cutter & Buck Donna Karan Gap Gymboree J.C. Penney J.Crew Jones Group Lane Bryant (part of Charming Shoppes) Levi Strauss Limited Brands Liz Claiborne Marshall Fields (part of May Department Stores) May Department Stores Mervyn's Nordstrom Old Navy (part of Gap) Oshkosh B'Gosh Phillips-Van Heusen Polo Ralph Lauren PPR (formerly Pinault-Printemps-Redoute) PricewaterhouseCoopers Sears Talbots Tommy Hilfiger (part of Phillips-Van Heusen) Warnaco Woolrich
Tiffany Says No to Burma's "Blood Gems" - Activists Hail "Principled Position" of World's Most Famous Jeweler, Call for Americans to Boycott Companies Selling Burmese Gems
Author: US Campaign for Burma
"Tiffany's deserves our praise and patronage for...[refusing to sell gems mined in Burma]," said Aung Din, co-founder of USCB who spent over 4 years behind bars as a political prisoner. "Mining in Burma supports the ruling dictators while bleeding...
- Related stories: Tiffany decides not to sell gems mined in Burma - activists call for US boycott of companies selling them
- Related in-depth areas: Forced labour - an introduction
- Related companies: Federated Department Stores (now Macy's) Jones Group Kenneth Cole Tiffany Tommy Hilfiger (part of Phillips-Van Heusen)
Author: Helen Jung, Oregonian [USA]
Many in the footwear and apparel industry appear content to ignore the Beaverton company's call for openness...Adidas-Salomon...: "It's definitely an issue which is worth reviewing and considering..."...Jones Apparel...: "...We will be studying the...
Author: Lisa Roner, Ethical Corporation
...Nike’s new corporate social responsibility report is getting a lot of attention – and making others in the industry sit up and take notice...[also refers to Wal-Mart, Reebok, Adidas, Jones Apparel, Columbia Sportswear, Liz Claiborne, Gap]