Eddie Bauer

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• The self-proclaimed “legend in American sportswear,” Eddie Bauer, has taken some steps towards living up to that status. Its labor record, however, leaves much to be desired.

• Workers at an Indonesian factory that manufactured for Eddie Bauer alleged that they were subjected to sweatshop like conditions, and these workers are still waiting for wages owed to them after the factory abruptly closed in 2003.

• The company tries to paint itself as “green” though it makes no moves to curb its sweatshop use.

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-- Profile Updated 08/05/2010

About Eddie Bauer


Redmond, Washington-based Eddie Bauer sells outdoor apparel and accessories from more than 370 stores in the U.S. and Canada. The company also reports that almost one-fourth of its sales comes from catalogs and the Internet. Eddie Bauer was bought by Spiegel, Inc. in 1988. In late 2005, Spiegel reorganized and Eddie Bauer became an independent company for the first time in 34 years. The company reported $1.01 billion in sales and 2,457 employees in 2006.

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Contact Eddie Bauer


Eddie Bauer
Redmond, WA 98052 USA

Phone: 425-755-6100

Web: www.eddiebauer.com

Alerts

Labor

The Ethical Trading Action Group (ETAG), in association with Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN) and AccountAbility, released a repor…

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The Ethical Trading Action Group (ETAG), in association with Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN) and AccountAbility, released a report entitled "Transparency Report Card 2006," evaluating and comparing 31 apparel retailers and brands in their efforts to address worker rights in their global supply chain. Retailers were rated in areas such as compliance with International Labor Organization standards (ILO), methods of monitoring code compliance, steps taken to communicate thoroughly, effectively, and transparently to the public. Eddie Bauer earned a score of 63 out of 100.

-- Maquila Solidarity Network, 01/12/2006

Source URL: en.maquilasolidarity.org/en/issues/transparency/TRC/2006


The Campaign for Labor Rights (CLR) and United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) have been building public pressure on Eddie Baue…

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The Campaign for Labor Rights (CLR) and United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) have been building public pressure on Eddie Bauer to pay former workers from the PT Victoria garment factory in Indonesia. The factory, a maker of Eddie Bauer products, abruptly closed in 2003 and workers are still waiting to receive their due pay and severance. Representatives from Eddie Bauer, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and former owner of PT Victoria met with workers on August 24, 2005 to discuss demands and a possible settlement. Unfortunately, the talks had little effect on the situation and have left all resolution for future meetings. The campaign against Eddie Bauer expired on September 18, 2005 however, the fight may not be over. Watch for future developments on a settlement or necessary action regarding Eddie Bauer and PT Victoria workers.

-- United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), 08/17/2005

Source URL: www.studentsagainstsweatshops.org//index.php?option=com_content&task=v...


According to United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), employees at the PT Victoria garment factory in Indonesia were forced to w…

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According to United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), employees at the PT Victoria garment factory in Indonesia were forced to work a 24-hour shift in order to complete an urgent Eddie Bauer order in 2003. Upon returning to the factory for the next day of work, the men and women of PT Victoria found that the facility had been shut down literally overnight and all workers were denied due pay and severance. USAS suspects that the factory’s closure was related to the successful unionization of workers at PT Victoria. A great deal of the PT Victoria workers were left homeless as a result of the closing, and have been forced to take their children out of school. USAS and other sweatshop watchdogs have been asking Eddie Bauer to take prompt action on this matter. Despite an Indonesian court ruling that the factory workers are owed a total of one million US dollars, no substantive agreement has been reached between Eddie Bauer, PT Victoria, and factory workers. In August 2005, Eddie Bauer participated in two separate rounds of talks with worker representatives and the Fair Labor Association, however none of the workers have received any compensation to date.

-- United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), 08/17/2005

Source URL: www.unionvoice.org/studentsagainstsweat/notice-description.tcl?newslet...


Eddie Bauer has been criticized for promoting a green image while still purchasing and selling products made with sweatshop labor.…

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Eddie Bauer has been criticized for promoting a green image while still purchasing and selling products made with sweatshop labor.

-- Organic Consumers Association, 09/23/2004

Source URL: www.organicconsumers.org/clothes/eddiebauer092704.cfm