“Four years ago internal audits turned up multiple instances of human trafficking, forced labor, and exploitation in Patagonia’s supply chain, according to Cara Chacon, the company’s director of social and environmental responsibility, and Thuy Nguyen, the manager of supply chain social responsibility and special programs.” (The Atlantic)
And that’s from a company that is considered to be aggressive in ensuring their clothing is created in humane and sustainable conditions.
“Labor trafficking is a huge problem globally. There really isn’t any industry that is immune to this problem,” says Agatha Tan, a senior adviser on labor trafficking at the Polaris Project.
Today’s Question: Do you pay attention to where your clothing comes from?