US-based clothing and accessories retailer GAP Inc plans
US-based clothing and accessories retailer GAP Inc plans to increase its sourcing requirements of textiles and clothing from India in the near future. The retail chain headquartered in San Francisco imports products worth a billion dollars annually from Indian manufacturers. They will work closely with stakeholders and receive valuable and important help from the local NGO community that assists their ongoing effort to ensure that the products are manufactured in a socially-responsible way. This statement came after minister of state for labour and employment Harish Rawat said in a written reply to Lok Sabha that GAP has banned the import of Indian textile and clothing on the pretext of Indian units employing child labour.