Forever 21: Too Good to Be True?

In: Social Issues

Submitted By oataylor
Words 1376
Pages 6
Too Good To Be True?
Forever 21 and its Illegal and Immoral Policies After a recent shopping spree at Forever 21, the many hours spent perusing the rakes brought continuous amazement at the low prices found on the tags. How could clothes this trendy and fashionable possibly come at such a reasonable price? This question was quickly followed by an unsettling yet painfully obvious thought. Sweatshops. To me, there was no other explanation as to how one of the world’s most popular clothing stores for young woman could provide such a marked down price to its customers. The stylish knockoffs became to me what they had always been, too good to be true. Upon returning from my long day of shopping, I decided to dig a bit deeper into this new found curiosity I had. Trying to figure out if Forever 21 utilizes sweatshops was sadly an extremely easy task. Numerous hits came up on my screen with articles all confirming my resent realization. Articles discussing Forever 21’s poor working conditions, hypocritical religious ties and countless designer copyright infringements flooded the search screen. Forever 21 sounds like the American Dream come true: it was founded by a poor Korean couple who immigrated to the USA in 1981. The company is still privately-owned and operated in L.A. and the couple, Do Won “Don” Chang and Jin Sook, chalk up its success to their Christian faith and frugal, hard-working values. Those who have worked with or for the company, however, say that its success comes from a much darker place. Forever 21 has been running sweatshops in California and using Mexican immigrant labor in subpar working conditions to provide you with cheap disposable clothing. An article titled “Why We Hate Forever 21, & Why You Should Too”, interviews factory worker Guadalupe Hernandez as she explained she earned, “$4 per hour working 10 hours a day 6 days a week in a…...

Similar Documents

Forever 21

...Forever 21: Dealing with America’s Fear of Aging and Death Margaret Kimble Developmental Psychology 210 Liberty University Abstract Mankind has tried to cheat aging and death by freezing their remains, cosmetic surgery or marrying outside their generation hoping to stay young. However, these attempts are futile and Americans cannot hold back the clock or trick death. The clock is ticking and when it stops I will die and so will you no one knows when. Although there is a great deal of research on aging and death, no one has discovered how to halt the inevitable. It is a scientific and biblical fact that human beings will age and die. All life ends in death. This paper will cover some of the issues regarding, fear of death, and fear of aging. It will also explore if Americans fear death and aging because we have no control over it or we don’t understand it. Fear of aging can be attributed the fear of our health failing; losing our memory, independence and the energy for living our lives to the fullest (Berger, 2001). Fear of death can be attributed to not being able to speak to someone who is still experiencing it. Many fear growing older because of the onslaught of mental deterioration such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease; which are attributed to old age. (Philipchalk, 1994). Fear of aging and death is caused by America’s negative concept; it is the natural progression of life. In Strongman’s research he found that a dominant aspect of aging is......

Words: 1731 - Pages: 7

Forever 21 America's Fear of Aging and Death

...4/11/13 Forever 21 - Research Papers - Nirvana3624368 Login Join The Research Paper Factory Join Search Browse Saved Papers Search over 95,000 Essays Forever 21 In: Forever 21 Forever 21: Dealing with America’s fear of aging and death Abstract This paper is about confronting America’s fear of the issues of aging and death. Over the years, American culture has grown uncomfortable with matters of growing old and death. The basis of this thinking is rooted in the mind and influenced by society. There is an ever increasing desire that’s rampant across our nation to remain young. This can be seen in the media, marketing for different products from makeup to apparel. Americans want to remain young for as long as they possibly can. In 1984, the band Alphaville came out with the song “Forever Young” to express America’s heart cry. However, aging and death is a part of life and a direct result of the fall of man. Aging and death were not the original condition of humanity, rather punishment that resulted from rebellion against God’s commandment. This paper examines why there is aging and death, America’s response to it, and a solution to rightly mature in the process. Since long ago America’s heart cry has been to stay young forever. In 1984, the band Alphaville came out with the song “Forever Young” to communicate the nation’s desire. In cities across the country and around every turn, materialism is vocalizing the longing for youth everlasting. This......

Words: 479 - Pages: 2

Forever

...______________________________________ City _______________________ State _____ Zip _____________ Email _________________________________________ Telephone ________________________________________________________________ When did your family join St. John the Baptist Parish?__________________________ Please tell us the story of your family’s journey to joining St. John the Baptist Parish. (attach more paper if necessary) Turn this page over & become an active part of our celebration! Please return to the Rectory Office, place in the collection basket during mass or in the box in the Narthex. Check off areas of interest and we will contact you. Events ____ Parish Kick Off Potluck on Oct. 21, 2008, 2-5 PM in the Parish Hall Set-up_____Decorating _____ Food Serving_____ Clean-up______ Supply Purchases_____ ____ Heritage Tree and Christ the King-beginnings of our parish, November 2008 Committee_____Banner Hanging_____ ____ Cultural Month celebrating all who have come through the church Month of January 2008 Hospitality_____Decorations_____Committee_____Contacting groups_____ ____ Schools Month- February 2008 celebrating alumni, Catholic Schools, Education Alumni Contact_____Alumni Dinner_____Educational Seminar_____ Committee_____ ____ Lenten Season – February and March 2008 Senior Sweethearts_____ Easter Decorations_____Easter Vigil Services______ ____ May 2008 Celebrating Youth Confirmation_____First......

Words: 379 - Pages: 2

Forever

...FOREVER Si Jack ay isang simpleng tao na may simpleng pangarap sa buhay ang makahanap ng babaeng mamahalin nya at mamahalin sya habang buhay. “NGSB”, No Girlfriend Since Birth, sumpa daw para kay Jack, hindi nya alam kung bakit sa lahat ng babaeng niligawan nya ay wala kahit isa ang sumagot sa kanya. Hindi naman sya panget, wala naman syang B.O, at hindi naman boring kasama, pero hindi talaga sya magka-girlfriend. Nakatapos si Jack ng college sa kursong Computer Science at ngayon ay may trabaho na sya sa isang maliit na kompanya. Isa siyang assistant programmer, masipag si Jack kaya kalimitan syang napupuri ng kanyang boss at kahit ng kanyang mga katrabaho. Nasa ikatlong palapag ang opisina ng mga I.t at Software Staffs. Sa tuwing papasok si Jack ay lagi nyang napapansin ang babaeng sumasalubong at bumabati sa kanila ng “Good Morning!” sa may lobby. Maganda, palangiti, maamo ang mukha, maputi, hanggang balikat ang buhok, at talaga namang nakakaakit. Kaya hindi maikakaila ng madaming nagkakagusto sa kanya kahit mga katrabaho ni Jack na mga lalake ay may gusto din sa babaeng ito. “Hoy Jack!” tawag ni Christoff, kaopisina ni Jack at malapit na kaibigan. “oh bakit?” sagot ni Jack. “Kilala mo ba yung babae dun sa may lobby yung maganda?” tanong ni Christoff. “Hindi eh, bakit?” sagot naman ni Jack. “Grabeng ganda nya tol no? Maputi, makinis ang kutis parang pang Ms. Universe! Tol sa tingin mo bagay kaya kami?” “Ha? Eh! Siguro pero parang suplada tsaka baka may boyfriend na......

Words: 3140 - Pages: 13

Too Much of a Good

...about ones self decisions. Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein demonstrates characters that through an obsessive desire for more knowledge ruin their own lives. Victor Frankenstein is a scientist, who creates a monster to life through his extensive knowledge of science, but the creature he creates brings terrible demise and Victor loses everything that was once close to him. The monster himself craves knowledge through his learning experience. He is fascinated by human nature and language and seeks to be a part of it. His desire to gain too much knowledge leads him to lose self control and destroys the lives of many people. Watson, similar to Victor, is an explorer who travels to the North Pole and chases after the idea of making a discovery. Watson serves as an example of being at risk for destruction, but after hearing about the deadly consequences of exploration he stops himself from making the same mistakes Victor did. The obsession of gaining too much knowledge causes a loss in self control and allows ones desires to take over, resulting in destruction. The desire of extensive knowledge is first seen through Victor Frankenstein. At the beginning of the novel, a young boy named Victor grows up in Geneva “deeply smitten with the thirst for knowledge” (Shelley, 22) and to him the world was a secret which he desired to discover. His fascination in the secrets of the world drives him to study natural philosophy and chemistry at the University of Ingolstadt. Victor begins to......

Words: 1814 - Pages: 8

Forever 21 Csr

...BUSINESS PRESENTATION THE SAMBURU PROJECT Forever 21 teamed up with The Samburu Project to help bring clean water to those in Samburu. They have drilled 40 wells in Samburu, Kenya benefitting 40,000 people and helping them end their lifelong struggle to find this precious resource. They were also channeling that tribal feeling in this new line in stores. Buyers can pick up one of springs hottest trends and help support a good cause! For ever item purchased, they were giving 10% back to The Samburu Project until 2013, with a minimum donation of $10,000 USD. HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES- ANIMAL RESCUE HSUS is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization. Forever 21 lended their helping hand by coming up with a line of fashion forward clothes. Through the collection, they were able to raise $32,773. With the purchase of every shirt, Forever 21 will make a $1 donation to the HSUS. UNDER THE ENVIROMENTAL POLICY Forever 21 will continue to transport their products via sea in order to help reduce carbon emissions. However, what customers do not know is that this is an easy way for f21 to save cost in transporting their products via air freight. Airlines bill you by what is called a chargeable weight. Sea carriers charge per container rates for shipping in standard size containers. If you are shipping less than a container load, your price is often determined by cubic meter. With larger and heavier shipments, it is often much cheaper to......

Words: 801 - Pages: 4

Forever with You

...Forever With You PROLOGUE I never knew life could be this cruel. I never knew it would all end up like this. Life is so unfair. And I started to dwell on that fact. Why would he have to be the one? A tear fell from my eye. No! This can’t be happening! I knew at an instant that our battle is over. I broke into a run outside the hospital and as soon as I was out, the crisp of the cold night air engulfed me. I screamed at the top of my lungs as a blinding flash of light struck my eyes. I saw a glimpse of a shiny black Volvo: the very same car that started all these misery. It’s the car of death: the one that almost killed me and my beloved. Instead of sprawling away from the road, I smiled unwarily as the loud tire screeches filled the silence of the night. I was sent flying over board as the bone shattering impact met my build. This must be what dying feels like. And if this is true love, we’ll see each other again. His words echoed in my mind. I fell on the road feeling the cold asphalt on my skin and that’s when I closed my eyes . . . forever. Chapter 1 Moving “Sehun-ah!” A booming voice awoke me from my trance. “You coming or not? The car’s waiting. Ppalli.” I mumbled something to myself as I caught a final glimpse on my window. Why do we even have to leave this house? The weather’s so good it’s a shame for me for not being able to enjoy it. Sigh. Screw this moving-somewhere-else idea. It would be fun skiing - without falling on the water of......

Words: 4904 - Pages: 20

Too Much of a Good Thing

...The article “Too Much of a Good Thing? Visitor Congestion Management Issues for Popular World Heritage Tourist Attractions” published initially in the Journal of Heritage Tourism at Vol.2, November 3, 2007 by Hilary du Cros. The article examined the nature of congestion and the impacts of the congestion on visitor experience at two popular WHS –St Paul’s Ruins and A-Ma Temple(du Cros, 2007). This study found these two attractions in Macao is suffering different types of congestion which cause poor visitor experience and negative impacts on the environment, however few effective congestion management attraction have being implemented. Hilary du Cros researched and investigated the congestion issues at St Paul’s Ruins and A-Ma Temple in which located Macao in 2005 through the census of visitors and buses, the site inspection, the on-site interview and traffic counts, and the on-site observation. As a result, St Paul’s Ruins was more popular and congested than A-Ma temple, each congestion all caused parking problems. Based on this findings, the author continued the study in 2006 and provided some recommendation for congestion problems at these two sites such as some urgent actions are needed to be implement by St Paul’s Ruins and government. Even though this study had been submitted and approved by certain authorities, few of actions had been implemented. Either the political or government department is inadequate to deal with the congestion issues, which caused congestion was......

Words: 1081 - Pages: 5

Forever Gold

...Forever Gold As I sit here, and reflect on the poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost, one story comes to my mind. On one particular afternoon, my family had decided to go to Prairie Winds Park, for a little adventure. When we arrived, my older brother had asked me if I wanted to ride a bicycle down the hill that the park had. Now, keep in mind that this hill is very large, almost perpendicular to the ground and covered in rocks and bumps. I, being the naïve girl that I was, didn’t even hesitate to say yes, or to think of all the injuries the trip down the hill on the bicycle could give me. And so, my older brother and I both settled on the bicycle ready to go downhill. The bicycle was clearly meant for one person so I sat on the metal frame in between the seat and the handlebars. We landed on the ground with the front wheels hitting the ground first and the back wheels still in the air. All the while, I was screaming my head off. The slight brush with death sent a chill down my spine. When I finally decided to open my eyes, I realized that both my older brother and I were safe. I was oh, so thankful. But even with the scare that I had had a little part of me wanted to do it all over again. So, we did. We continued, and each time, it was much more exhilarating. After about the third time, a person patrolling the park stopped our fun, and informed us about the many rules that we apparently were breaking.......

Words: 724 - Pages: 3

Forever 21

...opportunities and requirements are posted to attract potential solvers. • Pay rates differ and negotiable depending on nature of project. • oDesk’s credibility rating system reduces the time to find suitable candidates for the job and ensures work quality to a degree. Solvers – individuals or groups possessing certain skills. Would You Rock This (WYRT) Seekers – individuals with design ideas. • Sketches of design are uploaded onto the site for public voting, gaining publicity and response (Would You Rock This, 2014). • Interested buyers could purchase the uploaded sketch for own use. • Offers aid in market research for businesses in the form of statistical analysis of trending designs. Solvers – individuals and companies looking for good designs or talented persons. Spoonflower Seekers – Individuals looking to purchase fabric, wallpaper or gift-wrap. • Providing a display and purchase platform for designers. • It allows the seekers to use available material and web tools to design their own product for purchase (Spoonflower Inc, 2014). • Fixed commission is paid when an uploaded design is purchased by another party. Solvers - Designers looking to gain a profit or publicity from their design. 2.1 oDesk Business Model Canvas (information sourced from ODesk Corp. 2015) Partner Network Elance oDesk has established partnerships with many companies including: • Microsoft • Magneto • Bluehost • ORACLE • X.commerce • Yahoo Small......

Words: 1997 - Pages: 8

Deals Too Good to Be True

...explaining about offer and acceptance, along with agreement and enforceability at law and how it affects persons involved. One can be easily mislead if they are not aware of rights and obligations, misconception or misinterpretation can result in lawsuits. It will talk about advertisement and the perception of the viewers, as well as the legal obligations of the advertiser and customer. Deals Too Good to Be True In this report, we are looking at a case involving a Seattle man who took a soft-drink company to court to resolve a case of what he thought to be underhanded by a soft drink company. He was challenged in the commercial to achieve a goal and as a result of reaching that goal, he would be rewarded with an extravagant gift, a Harrier jet. As the goal is achieved by this man, the company that advertised states that it wasn't meant for someone to actually take up the offer therefore there won't be a payout for his effort and time. This caught the man "off guard" who truly thought the advertisement to be true and after his hard work to accomplish what they asked thought that the company should indeed give him the Harrier jet, a famous high-tech jump jet used by the U.S. Marines. The key legal factors present in the scenario are what are enforced by the Federal Trade Commission, the truth in advertising Act. The act is in place to keep out of the consumers eyes, false or misleading commercials. It is stated that......

Words: 1169 - Pages: 5

The Drug That Is Too Good to Quit

...Sara October 14, 2013 Presentation Paper The Drug that is too good to Quit. Molly, America’s drug that has quickly become popular at clubs, concerts, and rages. Molly, a slang word used when discussing the drug, received its well-known nickname from the word molecule. The drug is a ‘MDMA, a purportedly pure form of ecstasy or 3, 4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine (Haglage)” according to an article posted by The Daily Beast on September 8, 2013. The article, “ Molly: The Dangerous Drug That’s Too Good to Quit” Another article, ” Weekend Revelry Cut Short After 2 Die at Electronic Music Festival” that was posted in The New York Times just seven days prior also stated that this drug has been seen at many music festivals. Olivia Rotondo, a 20 year old who lost her life from the drug said she took six (6) pills of the MDMA drug just minutes before she began seizing and later dying. Some believe that Molly is a purer form of ecstasy. It comes in a white powder form and can be taken several ways. Commonly, by pill form, it gives users a happy, easy feeling allowing them to continue with continuous activity for several hours such as dancing; Thus, making it perfect for events such as music festivals that are hosted yearly around the world. Dr. Julie Holland, a psychiatrist that researches the drug said, “The drug itself is not a cause of death, and can be used safely in a therapeutic setting (Yee ). “But the rave model makes it less safe,” she said, noting that......

Words: 754 - Pages: 4

Forever 21

...Forever 21: Dealing with America’s fear of aging and death Abstract This paper is about confronting America’s fear of the issues of aging and death. Over the years, American culture has grown uncomfortable with matters of growing old and death. The basis of this thinking is rooted in the mind and influenced by society. There is an ever increasing desire that’s rampant across our nation to remain young. This can be seen in the media, marketing for different products from makeup to apparel. Americans want to remain young for as long as they possibly can. In 1984, the band Alphaville came out with the song “Forever Young” to express America’s heart cry. However, aging and death is a part of life and a direct result of the fall of man. Aging and death were not the original condition of humanity, rather punishment that resulted from rebellion against God’s commandment. This paper examines why there is aging and death, America’s response to it, and a solution to rightly mature in the process. Since long ago America’s heart cry has been to stay young forever. In 1984, the band Alphaville came out with the song “Forever Young” to communicate the nation’s desire. In cities across the country and around every turn, materialism is vocalizing the longing for youth everlasting. This constant struggle with “wants” versus “reality” has left individuals searching for ways to cope. In addition, the lifespan of human beings was not always an average of eighty years. One thing to take into...

Words: 2099 - Pages: 9

Too Much of a Good Thing

...Too Much of a good thing ?      The central theme of the article is that quality can be an obstacle to innovation.   The belief that there is a positive link between quality and innovation is widely shared among quality  professionals. Yet the experience of Japanese manufacturing firms, who are well known for their high  standards of quality performance, casts doubt upon this relationship. In fact, the inability of some  Japanese high­technology firms to introduce radical and disruptive new technologies is in part due to  the emphasis they have placed on product quality.   The author cites case studies of three Japanese high tech firms that lost out on competition because of  too much stress on quality. Using these case studies from the Japanese high­tech sector, this article  analyzes what kinds of innovation might be undermined by a focus on quality and explores its  managerial implications  The Japanese loss of DRAM industry is one good example. They were making incremental innovations  but were not responding to the more expansive meaning of quality.   The second example is the delayed response by Japanese electronic firms gave first­to­market  advantages to Cisco in its development of network equipment for the Internet.Cisco was then able to  slowly learn what customers needed and then get their new products (such as routers) deployed in the  marketplace  By delaying the introduction of new technologies until their quality could be assured, they lost o......

Words: 612 - Pages: 3

Forever 21

...INTRODUCTION Forever 21 is an American chain of fashion retailers with its headquarters in Los Angeles and sales of $3.7 billion in 2013. Forever 21 began as a 900 square foot store in Los Angeles in 1984, and has grown to sell their clothing lines Forever 21, XXI Forever, Love 21, and Heritage in over 600 stores in the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, and the UK. More than 60% of its apparel is manufactured in China and the average store size is 38,000 square feet. According to Adrienne Tennant, an analyst at Wedbush Morgan Securities, and Andrea Chang of the Los Angeles Times, Forever 21 is known for its trendy offerings and its economical pricing. The company sells clothing, accessories, and beauty products for women, men, and girls. The company has been involved in various controversies, ranging from labor practice issues and copyright infraction accusations to religion. HISTORY Forever 21 founders Do “Don” Won Chang and his wife Jin Sook Chang emigrated from South Korea to the United States in 1981.The luxurious cars of those in the retail industry influenced Don to enter the garment industry and so Fashion 21, later renamed Forever 21, was established. Don is the Chief Executive Officer and Jin Sook the Chief Merchandising Officer, with a combined net worth of $5 billion. As of September 2013, the couple ranked 264 in Forbes’ World’s Billionaires list and 90 amongst America’s wealthiest. Their two daughters joined the business in 2009, Linda leading the......

Words: 1986 - Pages: 8

Clasicos | 以和为贵粤语 | Bleach (0)