Poor factory working conditions are unacceptable, yet the complex reality behind them defies easy solutions.
Over the years, we’ve increased our understanding of the issues facing factories in the apparel industry. What we’ve learned informs the many Gap Inc. practices and programs that address poor working conditions and, increasingly, aims to prevent them in the first place.
We don’t always have the ability to solve these multi-faceted problems alone. Like most brands and retailers, we do not own or manage the factories that make our branded product. In most cases, long-term solutions call for collaboration. We partner with stakeholders such as labor rights groups, trade unions, factory owners and management, governments, non-governmental organizations and other companies to make progress.