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New Report Finds Major US Clothing Brands Are Fueling Modern-Day Slavery Through Negligence

Posted By Charley Cameron On November 24, 2012 @ 3:00 pm In Eco Textiles,Ecouterre | No Comments

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A new report [3] by the California-based non-profit organization Not for Sale [4] has found that many major fashion retailers, including Abercrombie and Fitch, Carters, Quiksilver, Walmart, and Aramark, are complicit in the persistence of modern-day slavery through negligence. The report, titled Apparel Industry Trends: From Farm to Factory [5], studied the publicly available and self-reported data of 300 apparel brands so as to determine the supply chain links between those brands and companies known to engage in child- and forced-labor—abuses suffered by an estimated 300 million people worldwide.



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[3] new report: http://www.ecouterre.com/forever-21-abercrombie-fitch-fueling-modern-day-slavery-through-negligence/

[4] Not for Sale: http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/news/2012/11/14/not-for-sale-releases-report-on-modern-day-slavery-in-the-apparel-industry/

[5] Apparel Industry Trends: From Farm to Factory: http://www.free2work.org/trends/apparel/?utm_source=Social%20Ventures&utm_medium=Hootsuite&utm_campaign=SV%20News%20Feed

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