Another American retailer risking lives in developing countries: TOMS Shoes

With the recent collapse of the factories in Bangladesh, many peoples attention is being turned to other potentially dangerous operations elsewhere on the planet.

One under current scrutiny is the Argentina factory that manufacturers popular shoes for TOMS throughout the United States.


Child labor, can't we try to stop it?

Child labor, can’t we try to stop it? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On its website, TOMS claims: “We’ve engaged respected third parties to review and verify our product manufacturers within our supply chain on a facility-by-facility basis to identify potential risks” and “our factories in Argentina, Ethiopia and China are all third party audited to ensure they employ no child labor, and pay fair wages.”

However, the identify of these inspectors is not clear and all attempts to reach the company by phone and email were unsuccessful.

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