The Gap issues Op-Ed on child labor issue

In October, Britain's Observer exposed horrible conditions and child labor in a New Delhi sweatshop contracted by the Gap. The Gap terminated its relationship...

In October, Britain's Observer exposed horrible conditions and child labor in a New Delhi sweatshop contracted by the Gap. The Gap terminated its relationship with the vendor and pledged to take steps to rectify the larger issue. Today, WWD runs an Op-Ed by Marka Hansen, president of the Gap in North America, and Sen. Thomas Harkin (D., Iowa), chairman of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on labor, health and human services and education, outlining some of the steps:
Gap remains committed to addressing these challenges in its own supply chain, including partnering with local and global civil society organizations to develop a strategy and process for monitoring the working conditions under which handwork may be performed. Gap Inc. has committed to third-party monitoring of the handwork supply chain and we have seen it work in other industries...

Working with us, the U.S. Department of Labor and the ILO are organizing a unique forum in India to help other companies guard against the use of child labor by their suppliers.

The Op-Ed, a necessary response in an age when global and new media contribute to the awareness of such issues, stresses the need for collaboration between companies, governments, and organizations to create a set of guidelines and policies for clothing manufacturers.

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