Ivanka Trump’s business partner defends Donald: “Shoes in China, everything above board. And nothing wrong with moving to Ethiopia”

The battle for the White House is also being played out on the shoe collections from Ivanka Trump, daughter of the Republican candidate Donald. Defending the entrepreneur and model, accused of relocating to China while her father is planning the defence of US-based manufacturing, her partner, Marc Fisher Footwear, intervened. As regards the alleged mistreatment, low wages and excessive working hours that are practiced in the Chinese company (Xuankai Shoes Co. in Dongguan), which produces shoes on its behalf, a spokesman for Marc Fisher told Footwear News: “We work with many footwear production factories and all factories are required to operate within our social compliance requirements.” The Chinese factory in question has 450 employees and also manufactures for Guess and Tommy Hilfiger: “All with strict standards of social compliance. According to the local labor bureau in Dongguan, there are no labor disputes with the Xuankai factory.” Matt Priest, president of the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, believes that Ivanka Trump and Marc Fisher obtain their supplies from China in the same way as everyone else. But in addition to the basic question, namely the conflict between the words of Donald Trump and the actions of his daughter Ivanka, Xuankai is said to be thinking about relocating to Ethiopia. “A practice that is not out of the ordinary,” concluded Priest, according to whom there is nothing to investigate about Ivanka Trump.


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