Champion clothing is quite a large company and has the highest sales for any clothing at our bookstore on campus at PLNU. The company is both owned and run by Hanes. After doing some research into the commercialization of Hanes from an economic standpoint there were some interesting results that came up. If you look on their main website you can find a section at the bottom title Ca Transparency Act. After clicking on it you are link to a site called Hanes for good. The site is a smart marketing tool that Hanes uses to try to show how well they treat their employees over seas and other things of that nature.
The Ca Transparency Act was put in motion in 2010 and it required companies to be more transparent with their production practices. The act lists several areas of concern over the entire market price and requires companies to state what actions they are taking to remedy them. For example one of the questions are “Verification of product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery. The disclosure shall specify if the verification was not conducted by a third party.” Hanes answered each one of the questions and based off of their Hanes For Good site they appear to be on top of everything.
Hanes has been in the news recently as a company that doesn’t have to best production practices. Sweatshop Watch inducted Hanes into their Sweatshop Hall of Shame in 2008. Both Hanes and Walmart subcontract work to a factory in called TOS Dominicana which has been found to force employees to work overtime and not pay them as well as verbal harassment, abuse, and other violations. Hanes has refused to comment are change any of their practices.
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