Coach goods manufacturer ran a sweatshop?

  1. This article on AP today accuses a manufacturer of Coach leather goods of running a sweatshop in Boston. It is probably the case that the person was a subcontractor of Coach, and the company did not realize what was happening. I wonder if this will reflect badly on Coach in any way?

    Mass. leather goods maker hired illegals - Yahoo! News
     
  2. I guess I am missing the part in the article where it mentions Coach by name.

    :shrugs:
     
  3. IT says they used to. Its probably when Coach goods were made in the US.

    "Michael Bianco Inc., founded in 1985, specialized in manufacturing high-end leather goods for retailers including Coach Inc. and Timberland Co. before landing a $9.4 million military contract in 2003 to make survival vests. "

    But now the company has a contract with the military to make the "survival vests". I dont think coach has anymore ties with this company
     
  4. I don't think Coach makes anything in the US any more so there's no current connection to them.