The news broke recently, that Singapore is about to be invaded by Gap shops… something welcomed by some who don’t quite care what the companies they buy from do. But did you know that the Gap is one of the top 5 targets for boycotts? Wonder why? Go to www.gapsucks.org and read for yourself.
As Stan Nichols explains: ‘GAP, Inc should definitely be included in with boycott top five, not only for their refusal to pay workers a living wage, but also for not allowing their plants to be inspected by other sub-contractors they hire. The Fisher family (founders of Gap, Inc which includes, Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy) is reported to be worth 11 billion U.S. dollars, Donald Fisher alone: 8 billion. Gap CEO, Millard Drexler makes over US$24,000 per HOUR! Not only can they not afford to pay a decent wage to their workers, but they can’t afford to pay for conservation or restoration plans for the 235,000 acres of old growth forest they bought from Louisiana Pacific in Mendocino and Sonoma Counties.
They are rapidly logging and killing the ecosystem in Northern California to make a greasy dollar. When the land is dead, it is rumoured that they will sell it for real-estate development. Consumers need to know what is behind Gap’s label!’