101 Dalmatians Haitian Pajamas

Description
In 1997 these pajamas were exhibited by the National Labor Committee to raise awareness regarding the downside of global apparel production. They complained that H.H. Cutler, a subcontractor to apparel producer VF Corporation, under license from the Walt Disney Corporation, was exploiting Haitian workers as they made 101 Dalmatians themed goods for the U.S. retail market. The company only paid $0.06 per piece ($0.42 per hour) for every pair of 101 Dalmatians pajamas ($19.99 at retail).
At the Walt Disney Company’s 1997 annual meeting, Progressive Asset Management, Inc., brought to a vote a shareholder resolution governing suppliers' labor practices. Although the resolution did not pass, it received surprisingly strong shareholder support (39 million shares, or 8.3 percent). Subsequently, Disney pledged to issue and post a contractor code of conduct and authorize audits and inspections of all contract facilities. Disney garment contractor H.H. Cutler then pulled out of production in Haiti.
Object Name
pajamas
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
red (shirt color)
red (pant color)
polyester (overall material)
acrylic (overall material)
white (shirt color)
Measurements
shirt: 20 in x 20 in x 3/4 in; 50.8 cm x 50.8 cm x 1.905 cm
pants: 31 1/2 in x 15 in x 3/4 in; 80.01 cm x 38.1 cm x 1.905 cm
place made
Haïti
ID Number
2013.0150.01
catalog number
2013.0150.01
accession number
2013.0150
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
American Enterprise
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of National Labor Committee
depicted
Sewer, Andy; Allison, David; Liebhold, Peter; Davis, Nancy; Franz, Kathleen G.. American Enterprise: A History of Business in America

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