Anti-Sweatshop Links:

Center for Research on Multinational Corporations (Netherlands)
"SOMO is currently coordinating a project -- Supporting European Initiatives on Monitoring and Verification of Codes of Conduct in the Garment and Sportswear Industries -- which brings together the leadership of the main multi-stakeholder initiatives and the ethical trade movement on monitoring and verification of codes of conduct currently active in Europe. This current project will build upon the European cooperation that resulted from a previous project, carried out in 2000-2001 in which SOMO successfully brought together the five leading multi-stakeholder initiatives on monitoring and verification of codes of conduct in the garment industry (read more about the 2000-2001 project). This project will follow up on the needs (identified by the project partners) that are essential for building a European framework on code monitoring and verification."

Fair Labor Association
Organization started by the Clinton administration, a partnership between the apparel industry, universities and NGOs. The FLA is a major certifier in the anti-sweatshop movement.

Coop America's Guide to Sweatshops and Promoting Fair Trade
Contains information about anti-sweatshop movements. Provides "ladders" of social and labor responsibility for a variety of apparel products. "Top Rung" companies are those with strong labor rights and generally socially responsible practices, while "bottom rung" companies are those that produce there products in sweatshop conditions.

Maquila Solidarity Network
Lots of information on the Anti-sweatshop movement. Includes critical analysis of most of the major code of conduct initiatives in the apparel industry, as well as breaking news and other resources.

Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production
Another major US sweat-free apparel production initiative. Initiated by the American Apparel and Footwear Association.

Scholars Against Sweatshop Labor (SASL)
"Scholars Against Sweatshop Labor (SASL) was organized to produce a statement discussing the anti-sweatshop movement on college and university campuses in the United States. This letter was sent on October 22, 2001 to the chief administrative officers of more than 1,600 colleges and universities in the U.S." Also includes a large links section relevant to the anti-sweatshop movement.

Ethical Trading Initiative
"ETI is an alliance of companies, non-governmental organisations and trade unions. We exist to identify and promote good practice in the implementation of codes of labour practice. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that the working conditions of workers producing for the UK market meet or exceed international standards."

Business and Social Initiatives Database
Incredible resource containing links collected by the International Labor Organization on a variety of topics relating to corporate social responsibility.

International Labor Organization
Considered the baseline labor standards for the world. Its conventions have been ratified by the vast majority of the nation-states in the world.

Center for Research on Multinational Corporations (Netherlands)
Discussion of the key factors in monitoring and verification initiatives meant to guarantee ethical apparel production.