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  •  Ah yes those pesky regulations the Corporates have (11+ / 0-)

    to deal in 1st world countries cause them to move jobs offshore.............

    •  Forgot this.............. (22+ / 0-)

      Other brands implicated in large, deadly factory fires in 2010 – including H&M, Gap, JCPenney, Target, Abercrombie, Kohl’s and Carter’s – have also been invited to join the agreement.

      “Unfortunately, Gap Inc. withdrew last month from fire safety discussions and instead announced their own non-binding program, which lacks central elements of the fire safety program signed by PVH and Tchibo,” said Judy Gearhart, executive director of International Labor Rights Forum.

      Gearhart added: “We hope the tragic fire at Tazreen will serve as an urgent call to action for all major brands that rely on Bangladesh’s low wages to make a profit. Their voluntary and confidential monitoring programs have failed; now it is time to come together and make a contractual commitment to workers and to involve workers and their organizations in the solution.”

      •  I'm sending an email to Carter's (1+ / 0-)
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        since my child wears a lot of their clothes.
        I'll also email Target.

        •  contact info w/ a specific request (3+ / 0-)
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          JayRaye, Ishmaelbychoice, The Marti

          I wrote to those two companies saying:

          Some of Carter's clothing line is made in Bangladesh. Given the horrendous fire where over 100 Bangladeshi garment workers died, I am writing to ask Carter's Inc. to please join the same agreement that both PVH Corp (owner of Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, G.H. Bass, and Eagle) and Tchibo Corp. have signed with Bangladeshi and international unions. They agreed to develop a fire safety program to prevent future deaths in Bangladesh’s garment industry. The program includes independent inspections, public reporting, mandatory repairs and renovations, a central role for workers and unions in both oversight and implementation, supplier contracts with sufficient financing and adequate pricing, and a binding contract to make these commitments enforceable.
          For general inquiries, including retail store experience, product quality and corporate information, please call our Consumer Affairs department at 888-782-9548 Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm CST or email us.
          Target (if you find better contact info please post it):
          email to Target Corporation Information:
          Gap Inc.
          Global Headquarters
          San Francisco
          2 Folsom St.
          San Francisco, CA 94105

          Customer Service
          Gap, Gap Outlet
          (800) GAP-STYLE

          Banana Republic, Banana Republic Factory Stores
          Factory Stores
          (888) BR-STYLE

          Old Navy
          (800) OLD-NAVY

          Call us TOLL-FREE at 855- HNM SHOP (855-466-7467)
          Send an email to us:
          JC Penny
          Phone: 1.800.322.1189
          Comment form:
          Abercrombie (if you find better contact info please post)
          Customer Service - 866.681.3115  Or  +1 614 219 3026
          Community Relations
          Phone: (262) 703-7000
          Fax: (262) 703-7115
          Global Ethics Office:

          HQ: 479-273-4000

          Maybe tweet the following video or anything else at #Walmart

          Video of ABC World News reporting on the fire:

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