Facts About Nike Sweatshops
Browse Articles Videos By CategoryFood DrinkHobbies, Games ToysNike is one of the largest athletic shoe brands in the world. While the company sells millions of shoes and pieces of clothing each year, Nike does not produce any of these products. Instead, the company contracts with manufacturing facilities located throughout the world. Nearly 800,000 people work in these factories, located primarily in Asia. Since the 1990s, the company has been criticized for the working conditions and low wages cheap jordans shoes at these factories, with many critics accusing the company of profiting from sweatshop labor. While Nike has made efforts to improve conditions, many rights groups still push for higher wages and greater change.When Nike was founded in 1972, the company contracted with factories in Taiwan and South Korea to cheap air jordan 4 manufacturer shoes and related goods. Over the next two decades, workers in these countries successfully lobbied their governments to win improved wages and the right to form labor unions. Faced with these new challenges, Nike moved much of their production to countries like China, Indonesia, and Vietnam, where it is illegal for workers to organize, cheap air jordan 1 and where wage rates are some of the lowest in the cheap Air Jordan 13 world.