When you buy an item of clothing from a store, you assume that the company that manufactured it has a warehouse in your local area that stores its products and supplies the local textile industry. In reality, you have very little idea how or where a garment was made—and it might not even have actually existed.
A report by Dinever about the “Impossible Jeans” trade shows that it’s not just the garment industry you have to look out for when you’re buying your clothes. When a certain garment is bought, it can quickly be shipped to a warehouse in another country—and the man who makes your jeans might be unaware that the garment you bought is not his.
Dinever’s report says that A.L.I.S., one of the companies that sells jeans manufactured in places like Bangladesh, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, is shipping jeans to New York from an Arizona warehouse. The people who design and make A.L.I.S.’s jeans could only confirm that they never met the Arizona company in person. That would make them unaware that the clothes they make aren’t really from a single factory in Bangladesh.
Dinever also explains that all orders for millions of dollars worth of A.L.I.S. shoes arrive at a warehouse in Hong Kong, which is apparently unaware that what it gets isn’t actually from a factory in Taiwan. “They don’t know where their finished goods are coming from, and there are no manufacturing guidelines,” a Dinever spokesperson told ZDNet.