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Non-Sweatshop companies?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by imageWIS, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Which companies make clothing in non-sweatshop settings / factories? Are any of them represented, directly or indirectly (designers that use AA shirts as a base) on the forum?

    Jon.
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Off the top of my head, Engineered Garments, Helmet of the Will, Edun, Apolis Activism, and 5EP all use good labor practices.
     
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    Just about anything made in Japan would qualify as well...
     
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    TyCooN Senior member

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    What about Rag & Bone? All their stuff is made in America.
     
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    tiecollector Senior member

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    What about Rag & Bone? All their stuff is made in America.

    Earnest Sewn as well? Don't buy Levi's for sure.
     
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    Don't buy Levi's for sure.

    what about the more expensive levis lines, lvc for example?
     
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    what about the more expensive levis lines, lvc for example?

    I thought around 1999 or so they moved the last of their factories to Asia. I was reading that their biggest line is the Wal*Mart line. Sad really. Many companies do the most business at Wal*Mart, another reason to not shop there. We could start a whole different thread on this though.
     
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    crush Senior member

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    sad indeed, esp. given the fact that levis are considered "original american" just like zippo or cadillac (at least in europe)!
     
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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Loomstate (apparel)
    Camper (shoes)
     
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    a silent chaos, wrath arcane.

    any pro usa company, is a step in all the right directions
     
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    corpus is made in the usa iirc
     
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    imageWIS Senior member

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    Sweet! Any more?

    Jon.
     
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    Fuuma Senior member

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    Can we group all these companies in the first post and make it a sticky or par of a wiki or something of that order? (maybe grouped with other similar threads to save some space). That's the kind of thing I'd check pefore purchasing.
     
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    Nudies

    +1
     
  18. crush

    crush Senior member

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    the more expensive italian brands(armani for example) actually produce in italy, but there is surely more about this in the mc forum[​IMG]
     
  19. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    the more expensive italian brands(armani for example) actually produce in italy, but there is surely more about this in the mc forum[​IMG]

    Not everything made by Armani is made in Italy…as well; it’s not an ‘expensive’ Italian brand.

    Jon.
     
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    Have all the Levi's plants in Canada closed? I'd heard they were scheduled to be closed a year or so ago, but never heard if they actually closed.

    Also, don't buy any converse products... I am not sure about the John Varvatos... but everything else is made in Kathy Lee style nike sweat shops.
     

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