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06-03-2016, 02:34 AM
With preppy, casual clothing targeted mainly at teens and young adults, this American fashion retailer has made headlines in recent years with its discriminatory hiring procedures, reports CBS News, its Nike Air Max 90 Womens (http://www.twothinladdies.co.uk/category-nike-c-1/nike-air-max-90-womens-c-1_11/) culturally-insensitive and www.poesiescelebres.fr (http://www.poesiescelebres.fr/) controversial t-shirts accused of being sexist -- in addition to its less-than-humane labour practices.

According to CBC News and Behind The Label, in 2002 Abercrombie & Fitch was one company that settled a class-action lawsuit which alleged that companies like Target, Gap, J.C. Penney and Abercrombie & Fitch had benefited from sweatshop labour in the U.S. territory of Saipan, an island located in the Pacific which sets its own immigration laws.

Migrant workers were apparently misled to come to the U.S. territory with false promises of finding a good job on American soil, only to be forced to repay recruitment fees of up to $7,000 by sewing clothes 12 hours per day, seven days a week. Workers were also made to sign contracts that prohibited them from asking for a raise, participating in religious or political activity, Adidas Superstar Dame (http://www.nikedameherresalgsko.com/Adidas-Superstar-Dame-c-45_46.html) having a baby, or getting Nike Air Max 90 Essential Dame (http://www.nikedameherresalgsko.com/Nike-Air-Max-90-Essential-Dame-c-1_12.html) married -- an ironic far cry from A&F;'s signature party slogans emblazoned on their clothing.

A decade later, the water is still murky: In 2009 Abercrombie & Fitch earned a place on International Labor Rights Forum's Sweatshop Hall of Shame as well as Corporate Responsibility's list of zero-transparency corporations.With scores of stores worldwide, U.S.-based chain The Gap is a retailing heavyweight, with profits totaling $15.9 billion in 2007. In the same year, The Telegraph details how a raid on a New Delhi factory found children as young as eight sewing clothes destined for Gap stores.