Students to REI: Cut Ties with North Face/VF

Yesterday, June 7th, markREI Action College Parked the first round of demonstrations at over 25 cities across the country urging REI to cut ties with North Face over VF’s human rights abuses in Bangladesh and its refusal to sign the Bangladesh Safety Accord, the only legally binding agreement with unions designed to put an end to deadly factory disasters. The actions occurred in response to REI’s failure to respond to USAS’s letter to the company by students’ June 4th deadline.

This round of demonstrations is the first of many escalating actions that students, workers, and their allies have planned in the coming months until REI drops North Face and shows that it’s serious about its rhetoric of social responsibility. Stay tuned!