Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / American brand stops procuring from Lankan firm
American brand stops procuring from Lankan firm
08
Aug '12
Leading US apparel retailer J.Crew has cancelled all its future production orders with the Sri Lankan company Mirrai Pvt Limited. It is believed that the U.S retailer’s decision to cease future production orders was a consequence of the Sri Lankan manufacturer’s failure to rectify labour rule violations. 
 
According to experts’ opinion, the main reasons behind the fallout were Mirrai’s attempt to crack down on its employees last year and later the company’s indifference towards the violations.
 
Though the Free Trade Zones and General Services Employees Union (FTZGSEU) tried to initiate dialogues between the company and its workers, the problems could not be resolved because of the firm’s apathy towards taking part in the dialogues. After that the union tried to knock the door of the labour authorities, but that also did not solve the issues.
 
J.Crew examined and validated the accusations that Mirrai actually did not have the essential management systems that are expected from a firm doing business globally. To rectify the problem, J.Crew asked for the company’s cooperation in taking measures to correct the violations and deficiencies.
 
However, Mirrai failed to take steps towards the essential improvements. And this inability to follow the code of conduct has cost the company all its future production orders from the US retailer.
 
Meanwhile, the Industrial Global Union has criticized the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) for accusing the union for order cancellations. It has urged the EFC to focus on addressing the core issues liking respecting labour rights in order to establish feasible and sustainable trade relationships in the future.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Hela Clothing

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jun 2018

Hela's latest label revolves around underwear, sleepwear

The latest collection of Sri Lanka’s Hela Clothing is revolves mostly ...

Digital textile printing sector to grow by 20% by 2020

Textiles | On 18th Jun 2018

Digital textile printing sector to grow by 20% by 2020

The digital textile printing sector is expected to have a compound...

Rwanda to pay tax of exporters affected by AGOA suspension

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jun 2018

Rwanda to pay tax of exporters affected by AGOA suspension

Rwanda will take over the tax obligations of its apparel exporters to ...

Interviews View All

Mukesh Agarwal & Rajesh Agarwal
Madhuram Fincap Pvt Ltd

Increasing prices and lack of demand main issues facing industry

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Shiladitya K Joshi
Truetzschler India Private Limited

India ITME provides a platform to interact with our stakeholders

Urmil Arya

Sushila International, a well established textile organisation established ...

Tejas N Patel, Navin D Patel

Founded in 1999 by Navin Patel in the name of Tejas Fabrics with 100...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Adriano Goldschmied
AG Jeans

The hype around 'designer jeans' was created by him. And the new wave of...

Cigdem Akin
Cigdem Akin

She has carved a niche for herself as the national brand of Turkey. Her...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search