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(1)Who sold it to you?
JCPenney (2) How did it get to the place of sale?
JCPenney has distribution centers located in Ohio, Texas, Connecticut, Wisconsin, California, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, Utah, and a newly opened distribution center here in Kansas. (3) Who assembled the item?
The jeans that I own specifically said they were made in Pakistan. Levi Strauss & Co. have factories in several different countries that help produce the wide variety of clothing and accessories that they sell. Levi Strauss & Co. was the first apparel company to release the names and locations of all of the factories that produce their products. They had a link to a spreadsheet with a full supplier list, and from there I was able to find a company in Pakistan that produces Levi products. I took to Facebook and through some searching I was able to find a couple people who worked at the company called Akhtar Textile Industries which is located in Karachi, Pakistan. (4) Where did the raw materials come from and how were they extracted?
The main material used in the production of my jeans is cotton. LS&Co. is apart of the Better Cotton Initiative. Through the BCI, cotton is grown in several different countries including Australia, Brazil, China, India, Pakistan, Turkey, and the USA. The BCI works towards creating better conditions for farmers who produce cotton for the apparel and textile industry and to find ways to produce cotton that are better for the environment. (5) What were the costs to the people and environment along this journey?
LS&Co. has several different resources available on their website that discuss guidelines about the environment, health, and safety. These guidelines are aimed at protecting the workers that help produce their products by addressing issues such as hygiene, first-aid, and diseases. The environmental guidelines look areas that impact the environment such as energy management, water management, preventing water pollution, and several other areas that relate to the health of the environment.
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