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Brand
Brand
Design Philosophy
Design Philosophy
Materials
Materials
Cradle-to-Cradle Design
Cradle-to-Cradle Design
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Sustainable Design
Sustainable Design
Social Responsibility
Social Responsibility
Country of Origin
Country of Origin
Ethical Design
Ethical Design

Gap

Brand

Gap is "a specialty retailer offering clothing, accessories and personal care products for men, women, children and babies." Gap, Inc. owns such familiar brands as Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy,...

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Design Philosophy

Gap says: "We listen to our customers around the world, and share their expectations. For us, that means looking deeper into our supply chain to ensure that we take a responsible path throughout...

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Materials

Gap Inc. does not share information regarding conventional textiles used in the majority of their products, or the sources of these materials. Certain brands under Gap Inc have experimented with...

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Cradle-to-Cradle Design

Gap Inc. uses conventional dyes and cotton manufacturing processes. The clothing produced using conventional processes can not reenter the environment without causing pollution. On a day-to-day...

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Sustainable Design

Gap Inc. states specific focus goes to "ensuring clean water practices at denim laundries, improving product packaging, using alternative fibers, and designing more sustainable stores." Further...

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Social Responsibility

Gap Inc. typically invests in programs that meet its "target causes," which are under-served youth and women. While much of this is focused in local communities, Gap Inc. is also known for...

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Country of Origin

Gap Inc works with over 2,000 factories in more than 50 countries. Specific information regarding those factories and their locations is not available.

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Ethical Design

Specific information on all the factories Gap Inc. contracts is unavailable. Human rights groups, labor rights groups, and media outlets such as the Clean Clothes Campaign and The Observer have...

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Practices

  • Uses pesticides and toxic chemicals ?
  • Uses 2,000 factories in over 50 countries ?
  • Pays starvation wages ?
  • No transparency in supply chain ?

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