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Jun 26, 2007
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The new Nike Jumper is great.
The new Nike hat is even better.
Nike shade the last Adidas hat and jumper by a tad, the ISC is not too far behind
Both Nike and Adidas sh*t all over the Star offering.


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Margot Robbie's Shaving Team...
With most manufacturing (not sure about apparrel), the extra quality is because they have factories that they run - whereas smaller brands use subcontractors.
oh ye of so much faith....

here is a report about nike suppliers using Uyghurs in China. I found this in about 10 seconds using a simple nike in china search..

Many corporations—if not all those listed by the ASPI—have supplier codes of conduct prohibiting the use of forced labor. Nike’s states (pdf), for example, “The supplier does not use forced labor, including prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or other forms of forced labor.”

Yet one direct link documented in the report involved Nike. As of January, about 600 workers from Xinjiang were employed at one of its largest suppliers: Qingdao Taekwang Shoes Co. Ltd., which produces more than 7 million pairs of shoes for Nike annually, according to ASPI. In a story tied to the research, the Washington Post reported the factory makes shoes from Nike’s signature Air line and eight other styles. Located in Laixi to the north of Qingdao in eastern China, it’s far from Xinjiang. The transported workers—mostly young Uyghur women—did not elect to go there. There are cameras and barbed-wire all around the factory, and in the evenings they attend night school where they learn Mandarin and receive “patriotic education.”

So next time you buy a pair of Nikes, think of those transported uyghur women working away making an item which the supplier sells to Nike for a few bucks so Nike can onsell it to you for a few hundred...

cha-ching Michael

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