Gallery: Abercrombie & Fitch, Forever 21 Fueling Modern-Day Slavery

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Abercrombie & Fitch, Carter’s, Forever 21, Quiksilver, and Walmart are among the brands fueling modern-day slavery through negligence, according to a new report from Not for Sale, a California-based nonprofit working to abolish human trafficking and forced labor across the globe. Funded in whole by a grant from the U.S. Department of State, Apparel Industry Trends: From Farm to Factory uses publicly available and self-reported data to rank 300 apparel brands, including the above-mentioned companies, on their efforts to address child and forced labor in their supply chains. Finding out if your purchase has links to human-rights abuses isn’t an easy thing to do: Modern-day slavery, a reality faced by 300 million people worldwide, is used throughout an increasingly complex and opaque system that produces many of the clothing products sold in the United States.

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One Response to “Abercrombie & Fitch, Forever 21 Fueling Modern-Day Slavery”

  1. Brulee says:

    An absolute disgrace that brands which charge more for a not exactly superior product like Lacoste are so dire in their employment chain, it really dos go to show that whilst the consumer is recognised to be an apathetic believer of all the ‘bling’ propaganda ‘it’can’t understand the real ethical and quality brands? Sketchers and Walmart appeal to the young who should not be taken in by the models and trends but use their own judgement, Walmart is already renowned for the horrific cheaply produced factory farming of its meat and now seems to have a similar approach to its worker’s conditions as in ‘not really bothered’?

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