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Lakeshirts, Inc.

All Lakeshirts/Blue84 apparel and Zephyr Graf-X apparel and headwear. Lakeshirts, Inc. has two brands: Blue 82 and Zephyr Graf-X. In 2020, Lakeshirts acquired Zephyr Graf-X. The FLA accredited the Zephyr social compliance program in 2010 and accredited the Lakeshirts social compliance program in 2019.

WASHINGTON – The Fair Labor Association announced today that its board of directors voted to accredit Lakeshirts/Blue 84’s social compliance program, after the company demonstrated in a lengthy review that it has policies and practices in place to identify and remediate unfair labor practices in its global supply chain. Lakeshirts, headquartered in Detroit Lakes, Minn., has been an FLA affiliate since 2010 and began its implementation period for FLA accreditation implementation in 2012. The company produces apparel for resorts and universities across the United States. “...
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – October 22, 2018 – Today, 123 apparel and footwear companies signed the new “AAFA/FLA Apparel & Footwear Industry Commitment to Responsible Recruitment,” reflecting the industry’s commitment to the fair treatment of workers in the global apparel, footwear, and travel goods supply chain. Developed in conjunction with the American Apparel & Footwear Association and the Fair Labor Association, the Commitment is a proactive industry effort to address potential forced labor risks for migrant workers in the global supply chain. Each...

The Fair Labor Association's board of directors voted to accredit Lakeshirts/Blue 84’s social compliance program in June 2019, after the company demonstrated in a lengthy review that it has policies and practices in place to identify and remediate unfair labor practices in its global supply chain.

Lakeshirts, headquartered in Detroit Lakes, Minn., has been an FLA affiliate since 2010 and began its implementation period for FLA accreditation implementation in 2012. The company produces apparel for resorts and universities across the United States.

Zephyr Graf-X is a privately held company that produces and markets t-shirts and headwear, including headwear under license to Colleges and Universities, the NCAA, and U.S. and Canadian professional hockey leagues (such as the National Hockey League and Canadian Hockey League). Zephyr also has a custom product division for headwear. The company started in 1993 and was acquired by Lakeshirts in 2020.