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August 30, 2006

Tommy Hilfiger, Guess and Ann Taylor: Garment Companies in Bangalore, India, FFI/JKPL, seek to Prevent Exchange of Information

We write to you to ask you to contact the brands sourcing from Fibres and Fabrics International Pvt. Ltd. (FFI) and its subsidiary Jeans Knit Pvt Ltd (JKPL) to demand that they take action to improve working conditions at the factory. Instead of seriously engaging with local stakeholders to improve working conditions, FFI and JKPL have sought to prevent exchange of information about company practices among international campaigners through a court order, based on allegations of reputation damage by FFI/JKPL. The order is in place from the 28th of July at least until the case will appear in court at the 28th of August 2006. The court order has been issued by the City Civil Court in Bangalore. FFI and JKPL produce for Dutch label G-Star and are reported to produce for US based brands Tommy Hilfiger, Guess and Ann Taylor amongst others.

Posted by cat at 06:23 PM