Supply Chain Archive

Social Goods | 14-Year-Old H&M Factory Workers, Burkini Debate, Amazon's Tax Bill

“H&M Factories in Myanmar Employed 14-Year-Old Workers“ (The Guardian)“Swedish fashion chain H&M worked with clothing factories in Myanmar where children as young as 14 toiled for more than 12 hours a day.” “The Multifaceted ‘Burkini’ Debate“ (The New York Times)“The moves by French mayors in coastal cities to ban the burkini on their beaches has put a new twist on a long-running debate in Europe …

Social Goods | Taking Counterfeiters to Court, Terrorism in Bangladesh

Alexander Wang has won $90 million in damages against counterfeiters and cybersquatters | Source: InDigital.tv “Luxury Brands Get Tough With Counterfeiters“ (The Wall Street Journal)“Luxury brands are getting more aggressive about taking suspected counterfeiters to court.” “Islamist Attack Has Bangladesh Clothing Industry on Edge“ (BBC News)“‘The medium and long-term impact will be they will try and source their products from somewhere else. That is natural. …

Social Goods | Throwaway Clothing Culture, Ivanka Trump vs Working Moms

“Pressure Mounts on Retailers to Reform Throwaway Clothing Culture” (The Guardian)“Americans dispose of about 12.8m tons of textiles annually. But a growing number of environmentalists and clothing retailers say it’s time to begin making new clothes out of old items on a large scale, reports Yale Environment 360.” “Ivanka Trump Champions Working Moms — Except the Ones Who Design Her Clothes” (The Washington Post)“The company that …