Shame on you GAP

October 28, 2007 Katja Presnal

Shame on you GAP

Photo: GAP

You don’t have to shop at GAP this Holiday season.

Not just because they pulled many of their items of the production and their shelves are going to be empty, but also because you should boycott GAP for using child labor. Again.

I don’t use any GAP products, they have been on my personal boycott list since the last child labor cases a few years ago, and I am not all that surprised to hear this again.

I know how much they have donated with their RED Campaign, trying to help to eliminate AIDS in Africa – they advertise it a lot. Still, I can’t make myself to purchase anything from a company, which might/does use child labor.

Observer writes:
“Amitosh concentrates as he pulls the loops of thread through tiny plastic beads and sequins on the toddler’s blouse he is making. Dripping with sweat, his hair is thinly coated in dust. In Hindi his name means ‘happiness’. The hand-embroidered garment on which his tiny needle is working bears the distinctive logo of international fashion chain Gap. Amitosh is 10.”

Read more from the Observer, or from CNN Money.

Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work. Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (3)

  1. Anonymous

    What is Gap thinking? No one who buys their clothes at Gap would condone this practice!Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

  2. Adventures In Babywearing

    It’s appalling!! Especially since they seem to represent themselves otherwise. Shameful!


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