01 October 09
Dr Tim Connor
In this monthâ€™s NikeWatch News we share â€˜shockingâ€™ research exposing the lack of evidence behind shorts-shoe claims. We applaud Pumaâ€™s willingness to recognise the ongoing rights violations in the companyâ€™s supply chain, but call on them to support a living wage for those who make their gear. We report on anew campaign calling for a single minimum wage for all clothing workers in Asia â€“ an urgent issue given the ravages of the global financial crisis on the working poor. Finally, thereâ€™s some great news in the campaign by Turkish leatherworkers who make Prada and other well-known brands.