01 October 09
Dr Tim Connor
In this month’s NikeWatch News we share ‘shocking’ research exposing the lack of evidence behind shorts-shoe claims. We applaud Puma’s willingness to recognise the ongoing rights violations in the company’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 – an urgent issue given the ravages of the global financial crisis on the working poor. Finally, there’s some great news in the campaign by Turkish leatherworkers who make Prada and other well-known brands.