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"VeriteVerification in Trade and Export" Pamphlet

"Verite/Verification in Trade and Export" Pamphlet

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This is a pamphlet for the organization Verité. Verité is a nonprofit workplace rights organization with a contract monitoring service, was set up to ensure that contractors abide by manufacturer and retailers’ codes of conduct. Whether these inspections should be performed by manufacturers’ representatives or by independent monitors remains controversial.
Offshore production provided the opportunity for large cost savings but at the same time presented new problems of control. Many large department stores and retail chains lower their costs by directly contracting the production of products (especially clothes) that they sell under their own private labels. These huge orders are too attractive to refuse but too large for any one contractor to fill, so portions are subcontracted out to other shops. Sweatshop abuses often occur in poorly supervised contract shops. Manufacturers and retailers who worried about poor conditions in subcontractors’ factories issued codes of conduct. Enforcement was uneven.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pamphlet
date made
1990 - 1997
Measurements
overall - folded: 8 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 21.59 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
1997.3147.01
nonaccession number
1997.3147
catalog number
1997.3147.01
1997.3147.01.01
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Industry & Manufacturing
Work
American Enterprise
Sweatshops
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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