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Do your favorite clothing companies ensure good working conditions for factory workers? (Nike and Under Armour)

November 13, 2014

Recently, I contacted Nike and Under Armour via their online chat portals to ask if they have standards in place ensuring safe working conditions and fair wages, etc.  I was pleased to receive the following information:

http://www.uabiz.com/company/corpResponsibility.cfm

http://nikeinc.com/system/assets/2806/Nike_Code_of_Conduct_original.pdf?1317156854

I encourage you to ask the same questions of your favorite clothing brands.  As consumers, we are part of the system and should try to avoid funding civil rights abuses.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 13, 2014 8:18 pm

    I asked this question not long ago to Van Heusen because each “made in…” tag has a different country identified. I buy a lot of dress shirts from their outlet store and share your concern for fair wages and healthy working conditions. They gave me the “deer in the headlights” look and didn’t have much information to offer, positive or negative. Please let me know if you find any answers.

  2. Julia Lambert permalink
    May 28, 2015 12:10 am

    This looks like a good link for fair trade products, as well: http://www.fairlabor.org/our-work. I used to think a lot about this and only recently started thinking about it again. Fair trade products are so expensive, but it seems like non-fair-trade stuff is falsely cheap. Another way for concerned consumers to buy responsibly is to use thrift stores or garage sales. Thanks so much for bringing this up, Kate! It should be a big concern for Christians as we seek to be, as Jesus was, meek and lowly in heart.

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