20. Along with Nordstrom and Gymboree, J.Crew settled a class-action lawsuit brought by workers in “America’s worst sweatshop” — the U.S. territory of Saipan — in 2006.
The lawsuit alleged “there were beatings, forced abortions, vermin-infested quarters, barbed wire and armed guards,” at the factories. Clothing made in Saipan comes with the “Made in the USA” label.
23. And after “an undisclosed settlement” made between the brand and workers, a judge dismissed a lawsuit that Alexander Wang’s factory in New York was run under sweatshop-like conditions.
This is the problem with sweatshop claims — many are hard to verify, and some are merely rumor.
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