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Supply Chain Innovation

Hanesbrands

All apparel, including Abanderado, Alternative Apparel, Bali, Barely There, Berlei, Bonds, Bras N Things, Champion, Dim, Duofold, Gear for Sports, GTM, Hanes, JMS, Knights Apparel, L'eggs, Lovable, Nur Die, Outer Banks, Playtex, Sheridan, Wonderbra and other licensed brands. Hanesbrands' compliance program is accredited by FLA.

From the Hanesbrands website: The significant majority of Hanesbrands products are made in company-owned plants, which gives us direct control over workplace conditions and interactions with local communities. We have an innovative worldwide business ethics program, and Hanesbrands is a participating company in the Fair Labor Association, an independent corporate social responsibility monitoring organization.

Knights Apparel is an apparel company headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The company is the leading provider of collegiate-licensed apparel and a leading supplier for professional leagues. Founded in 2001, Knights Apparel currently holds a variety of licenses including with the NHL (exclusive for mass distribution), NBA (exclusive for mass distribution), MLB (co-license with VF), NCAA, and 50 colleges and universities.

On February 28, 2011, FLA received a Third Party Complaint (3PC) from representatives of Sindicato de la Industria Textil y Actividades Conexas y Similares (SITS), a legally recognized union at F&D. The 3PC alleged a range of violations of FLA's Workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Benchmarks with respect to payment of wages and benefits, overtime compensation, and freedom of association. Hanesbrands, an FLA Participating Company sourcing from F&D, is working with the factory to implement a remediation plan.

Hanesbrands, Inc. is a global consumer goods company that has been in existence for more than a century. It is headquartered in Winston- Salem, North Carolina. Hanesbrands has a portfolio of apparel essentials including T-shirts, bras, women’s, men’s and children’s underwear, socks, hosiery, casual wear and activewear. Their products are sold in mass retail, wholesale to printers, in branded outlet stores, through catalogues and through the web. Brands owned by Hanesbrands include: Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, Wonderbra, L’eggs, Just My Size, Barely There, Duofold and Outer Banks.

On August 20, 2008, FLA released a report on a Third Party Complaint (3PC) filed by the union Sindicato de Trabajadores TOS Dominicana in the TOS Dominicana factory owned and operated by Hanesbrands, Inc. and located in the Dominican Republic. The complaint alleged noncompliance issues in the factory with respect to several elements of the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct, particularly Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining.

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