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Can a Clothing Factory Stay Competitive While Paying Workers a Living Wage?

“A year ago, yes, it was a guess, it was a risk, today it’s not.”



Joe Bozich, the CEO of Knight’s Apparel—the largest provider of branded apparel to colleges and universities—got to know the Workers Rights Consortium when the labor organization’s director called him five years ago to tell him about a human rights problem at his factory in the Philippines.

“I don’t have a factory in the Philipines,” Bozich replied, before learning that a recent acquisition had brought that factory under his control. The company has stringent labor rights code of conduct, which includes twice-yearly surprise inspections by independent organizations. Bozich’s company worked with the WRC to resolve the problem.

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GOODCo Finalists: Two Companies Making International Trade Fairer

Sustainable Harvest and Alta Gracia are making the supply chain ethical.


Making international supply chains work is a tricky business. Besides the inevitable bridging of cultures and the logistical challenges of getting your product from here to there, companies have to navigate a world of ethical quandaries to ensure they’re treating their workers right and creating sustainable economic systems. These two GOOD Company finalists are among the best firms at navigating this tricky problem.

Sustainable Harvest

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