So, I wore this on Thanksgiving. I hesitated to post it after reading that children were found working at an Old Navy production facility in Bangladesh. More recent reports also note that 70% of Gap Inc.’s production takes place at a factory where workers are “routinely forced to work over 100 hours a week, while being shortchanged of their legal wages — which are already well below subsistence levels” (Global Labour Rights).
Gap Inc. is often listed as a top ethical company for its policies, but it’s becoming more and more clear that the company doesn’t actually follow its own rules. That coat is the last thing I plan on buying from the company until they can guarantee proper regulation.
Ethical choices are bolded below. Retailers taking steps to become more ethical are bolded in gray.
- Dress – vintage
- Leggings – ModCloth (old)
- Boots – vintage
- Coat – Old Navy
- Cardigan – thrifted