This holiday season Gap is running a “Love Comes in Every Shade” campaign, but for the retailer love does not come in the shade of human rights. This week Gap is refusing to attend a trial in Bangalore, India in which garment workers are bringing forth human right abuses.
The four day hearing, which begins on Thursday, November 22 will be attended by international clothing brands and retailers including H&M. Organizers say wages below poverty levels are an ongoing problem in the Indian garment industry, and this is a multi-stakeholder problem that requires everyone to work towards the solutions.
So Gap, this holiday season show the same love you want shoppers to show to you.