Wal-Mart's New Uniforms Made In Jordan, Despite ‘Buy American’ Campaign and Jordan Labor Controversy
The blue polyester vests that Wal-Mart Stores workers will soon be required to wear hail from Jordan, according to media reports. The garment's place of origin raised plenty of eyebrows due to the retailer's recent pledge to buy more U.S.-made goods, as well as the slate of workers’ rights violations at Wal-Mart suppliers in Jordan. Gawker received a tip Friday from a Wal-Mart employee in Minnesota, who snapped a picture of the vest's inner tag. The image was also distributed by a PR firm for labor organizing group OUR Wal-Mart.