The FLA administered a Special Independent Investigation, consistent with its established Safeguards procedures, regarding allegations of violation of freedom of association rights of the workers in Crescent Konfeksiyon Ürünleri Pazarlama San. Dış Tic. A.Ş., which produces coats, jackets and trousers for men; and shorts, coats, jackets, skirts, trousers, shirts, and blouses for women.
The factory’s main clients are Esprit, Ikks, Li&Fung, Denim Hunter (a brand of DK Company which is a member of The Danish ETI), Helly Hansen (a brand which is a member of ETI Norway), Benetton, Noppies (a brand which is a member of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles), Rosner, Kappai, Calzedonia and Yamamay.
Although there are no FLA affiliated brands sourcing from this Crescent factory, one of the main buyers of this factory – Nine&Co.— approached the FLA and asked for assistance with an independent investigation on violation allegations. Plaintiff union Deriteks also reached out to the FLA and declared that they are in favor of an FLA-led special investigation and will respect the findings and Corrective Action Plans to be proposed by the FLA at the end of this process.