Supply Chain Innovation

Outerstuff, Ltd.

All Outerstuff apparel and licensed apparel. Licensors include adidas, Nike, Reebok, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, and over 200 colleges and universities.

From the Outerstuff, Ltd. website: Outerstuff is committed to addressing any issues in our supply chain by working with our suppliers, customers, business partners, the Fair Labor Association, members of local civil society, and the appropriate regulatory agencies to promptly correct those issues.  We are committed to fair, healthy and safe working conditions in all of the factories making products for Outerstuff.


On February 8, the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at City University of New York’s Baruch College hosted its 5th Annual Symposium on Sustainable Business. This year’s symposium, “Profits and Politics: Sustainability and the Global Corporation” covered issues from the environment to social responsibility, and featured speakers and panelists from GE, The Climate Group, the UN Global Compact, and other organizations. FLA’s Executive Director Jorge Perez-Lopez (center) and Nathan Fleisig (at the podium), Social Responsibility Manager at Outerstuff,...
On October 12, 2011, the Institute for Global Labour & Human Rights released a report alleging a number of noncompliances at the Style Avenue factory in El Salvador, including harassment or abuse and forced overtime. Two collegiate licensees registered with FLA – Outerstuff and College Kids – were sourcing from the factory at the time of this report. Outerstuff and College Kids commissioned FLA-accredited monitoring organization, GMIES, to investigate the allegations. GMIES has completed its investigation and prepared a report, which is now available on our website. During the...

On December 15, 2016, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) received a Third Party Complaint from the Federación Sindical de El Salvador (FESS) alleging violations of labor standards and of the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct at the factory Style Avenue, located in San Salvador, El Salvador.  FLA-affiliated companies Outerstuff and College Kids were sourcing from the factory at the time of the complaint, and conducted an assessment using an independent monitoring organization that is frequently used by FLA brands active in El Salvador.  

The FLA Board of Directors voted on October 7, 2015 to approve the accreditation of Outerstuff's social compliance program, based on proven adherence to FLA's Workplace Code of Conduct and the Principles of Fair Labor and Responsible Sourcing. Details on FLA's accreditation methodology can be found atwww.fairlabor.org/accreditation.

In early 2015, at the request of affiliated companies Outerstuff and College Kids, the FLA engaged labor rights expert Katya Castillo to conduct a special investigation of the labor rights situation at the Style Avenue factory in El Salvador. 

On March 19, 2015, the local union at the factory Style Avenue in El Salvador filed a Third Party Complaint with the Fair Labor Association (FLA).  The complaint alleged that over the period from January 28 to February 8, 2015, the factory suspended operations and only paid workers for three of those days, in violation of Salvadoran law.

Between November 2014 and March 2015, the Petralex factory in Villanueva, Honduras, illegally fired or forced the resignations of at least 19 garment workers, including nine SITRAPETRALEX union leaders, and 10 union affiliates or relatives of union leaders, according to an independent investigation conducted by the Fair Labor Association (FLA) in April of 2015.