Men’s Clothes

The Gap / Old Navy / Banana Republic

I started by contacting Old Navy because that was where our family shopped the most.  I had to tweet repeatedly to get a response as any emails were met with silence.  I was eventually forwarded on to the Gap and their social responsibility account. The Gap’s website does provide a detialed account of their social responsibility here:  http://gapinc.com/content/gapinc/html/social_responsibility.html However, the… Read more →

Le Chateau

The response from Le Chateau: “We currently manufacture approximately 40% of our apparel in our Quebec-based facility. The remainder of our production is mainly done in China. As a company, we care about the origin of our goods. Le Château’s Vendor compliance Department works closely with all our vendors to ensure that their facilities, equipment, products and services comply with… Read more →

Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC)

Get Ready for a detailed response: 1.Can you provide me with a list of countries that your clothes are made in? Our Factory List is updated annually and postedhere on mec.ca. We also provide our factory list to the Fair Labor Association (FLA) in order for them to conduct annual assessments of the facilities producing our product. The FLA posts… Read more →

H&M

I must admit I have not emailed H&M yet and they are next on my list.  But last week I was floored to see this tweet: “H&M shares the aim for transparency & better lives for garment workers. See our supplier list http://bit.ly/1fsGQbc   http://bit.ly/1iHR9vY ” The first link is their supplier list divided by country, ranked and address provided.  The second link… Read more →

Marks Work Warehouse, Canadian Tire, and Sport Check (and more)

I have been delaying writing this post because I don’t quite know how to summarize the response from Marks aka The Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC). First off they are very proud of signing on to the non-binding agreement in Bangladesh.  The weaker agreement that many feel does little to protect workers.   I quote: “Since its launch, the Alliance has focused on its… Read more →

Joe Fresh – Loblaws

The only Canadian company to sign on to a binding agreement to improve labour conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh was Loblaw – who make the clothing label Joe Fresh https://www.joefresh.com/ Information on The accord can be found here: http://www.bangladeshaccord.org/ Update: Loblaws does not have a lot posted on their website.  Getting answers from them has proven tricky.  Given they… Read more →