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Info request Nautica, Leslie Fay an

Subject: Re: Info request Nautica, Leslie Fay and London Fog

Well done Harn, Do you have address info for - Nautica, Leslie Fay and 
London Fog - contacts, faw, telephone etc. Thank You, Dawn Star, Paris

yawnghwe@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> From: yawnghwe@xxxxxxxxxx (Harn Yawnghwe)
> Subject: Another Major Apparel Firm Drops Burma
> 1821 W. CULLERTON, CHICAGO, IL 60608
> 312 421-5513
> for immediate release
> Contact: Don Erickson
> 312-421-5513
> Oshkosh B'Gosh Inc. announced today that it will no longer have clothing
> made in Burma.  The leading manufacturer of children's clothing said, "After
> a thorough evaluation of all the facts regarding this sourcing relationship,
> we have chosen not to source product from Myanmar Segye for any Oshkosh
> B'Gosh brands after our current agreement runs out.  We are expecting a last
> and final small Genuine Kids shipment in June of this year."
> Myanmar Segye is 40% owned by the Burmese junta, a regime that has been
> widely condemned for massive human rights violations by the UN Commission on
> Human Rights, Amnesty Internaitonal, Human Rights Watch/Asia, the European
> Union, the US congress and the State Department.
> "In initiating this campaign, we were fairly certain that once they had the
> information a company with Oshkosh B'Gosh's reputation would not want to
> have anything to do with the Burmese military junta," said Don Erickson of
> Synapses, a Chicago based human rights organization.  "If anything the human
> rights situation has worsened this last year.  Burma is surely a
> totalitarian state fast approaching the level of Hitler's Germany and
> Stalin's USSR," Erickson added.
> Oshkosh B'Gosh follows Levi Strauss, Liz Claiborne, Eddie Bauer, Macy's and
> Columbia Sportswear in exiting Burma.
> Besides Synapses, participating in the Oshkosh B'Gosh campaign were the
> Grassroots Collective, UW Oshkosh; the 8th Day Center for Justice in
> Chicago; and the UW Greens in Madison.
> US manufacturers still reported to be sourcing clothing in Burma are
> Nautica, Leslie Fay and London Fog.