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Non-Toxic Nail Salons

Non-Toxic Nail Salons

Until recently, consumers had difficulty finding nail salons that did not use toxic cosmetics.  Consumers could ask for less toxic products, but the fumes and smells from products were irritating to consumers and dangerous to workers.  Thus, an alternative has emerged: the ‘green’ nail salon.

November 13, 2007

Disney Investigates Labor Abuses in Chinese Factory

Disney Investigates Labor Abuses in Chinese Factory

In the wake of a series of allegations from the Hong Kong-based Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior, Disney has deployed auditors to China's Guangdong Province to investigate the working conditions at one of its toy factories. Last month, SSACM recorded the complaints of workers at the factory in question, and found that laborers had been subjected to 16-hour work days with only two days off per month, and overtime compensation that was less than half the wage mandated by Chinese law.

November 12, 2007

Gap Explores New Measures to Prevent Future Child Labor Abuses

Gap Explores New Measures to Prevent Future Child Labor Abuses

In the wake of one of the most damaging child labor scandals of the past few years, The Observer is reporting that Gap Inc is considering measures that would break new ground in the retail clothing industry's commitment to preventing future abuses.

November 5, 2007

Reverse Trick or Treating for Global Justice

Reverse Trick or Treating for Global Justice

This halloween, Global Exchange and several other groups are organizing a new kind of trick or treating to raise awareness for the conditions under which much of the world's cocoa is produced.

October 31, 2007

Gap Caught in Child Labor Scandal

Gap Caught in Child Labor Scandal

An investigation by the UK's Observer has revealed Gap clothing being manufactured by children as young as eight, under unspeakable conditions. It appears that at least one of Gap's Indian vendors subcontracted a portion of its orders to factories where children were beaten and forced to work from morning until after midnight without pay.

October 30, 2007

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