Ethical clothing company not so ethical actually.
The confusing thing about Charney is his combination of out-of-control carnality and progressive social liberation. One industry insider calls him an \”odious character about whom I have heard nothing but bad things, particularly concerning his recruitment techniques and the way he treats female employees\”. There is, he adds, a \”certain over-reliance on oral sex during interviews over assessing their retail experience\”.
On the other hand, Charney is passionate about liberalising immigration policies, paying a fair wage, refusing to outsource manufacturing, and workers\’ rights. Virtually all of the company\’s manufacturing, distribution and retail is done in-house in downtown LA, by employees – the majority of whom are immigrants – who are paid more than twice the minimum wage, offered low-cost, full-family healthcare, and allowed free international phone calls during work hours.
Oh, and it\’s going bust.