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Yes, another post on trade policy and global labor rights that will be sure to get me into the LGM Top 10 posts of 2017! This essay on the relationship between migratory labor and supply chain exploitation in the apparel industry, including making links between the likelihood of climate change causing even more possibilities for […]

L.A.’s Sweatshops

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On April 11, 2016

In Out of Sight, I discuss how consumers need to understand how their clothes are made and the tremendous costs of not knowing that information. Of course, much of this is because clothing production

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Phil Knight Wants to Solve Poverty

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On February 24, 2016
So Phil Knight wants to solve poverty, among other problems in global society. Philip H. Knight, the co-founder and chairman of Nike Inc., said on Monday that he had pledged to give Stanford University $400 million to recruit graduate students around the globe to address society’s most intractable problems, including poverty and climate change. The […]
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Life in the Factory

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On January 18, 2016
What is life like in a Bangladeshi garment factory for women workers? It’s not good. “What happened when you formed the union?” asked the interviewer from the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity. Aleya Akter, the General Secretary of the Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers’ Federation (BGIWF), employed at Lufa Garments, responded: I was severely beaten […]

Corporate Standards

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On June 6, 2015

Patagonia is receiving some kudos for taking steps to clean up its supply chain. After investigating conditions in its supply chain, mostly at factories in Taiwan, it discovered all the usual problems

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