Rip Curl clothes produced in North Korean factory with ‘slave-like’ conditions
Australian clothing company Rip Curl has admitted one of its collections last year was manufactured in North Korea, but labeled as if the garments had been made in China.
The company, which said a supplier shifted the manufacturing to the North Korean facility without informing them, says it was aware of the swap before Fairfax Media first reported it Sunday local time.
Travelers who took tours of the factory near the capitol of Pyongyang shared their findings with the media company, including pictures of tags noting “Made in China”
It’s unclear if the brand best known for its surf wear ever reported the alleged underhanded switch to retailers and if customers who bought items from the Winter 2014-2015 Mountainwear collection were informed. Read more…
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