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Topic - What Outdoor Gear Makers do not follow ethical wage guidelines

mcdweeb - on 30 Mar 2014
According to today's Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/which-british-highstreet-shops-do-not-pay-their-garme... and Labour Behind the Label http://www.labourbehindthelabel.org/ one of the High Street's leading brands are looking a little guilty when it comes to ethical behaviour in sourcing their manufacturers.
The North Face used to make some quite good and practical equipment a few decades ago until their logo became so prominent and ubiquitous. Now there appears to be another good reason not to buy their stuff. They don't pay living wages to the staff who make their gear.
Its interesting to know that they are now part of the "VF Corporation", I think they became "corporate" years ago. I wonder if there are many niche quality manufacturers out there now. The Sherpa brand seems to be a nice new acceptable face on the scene...I think.
Not a new story but worth flagging up from time to time.
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