Gelmart Industries, Inc., which is headquartered in New York City and owns Gelmart Industries Philippines, is a privately-owned company that specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of intimate apparel for Wal-Mart, K-mart, Jockey, Frederick’s of Hollywood, and Gelmart’s own labels like Lady Marlene. The working conditions at one Gelmart subcontractor included:
- working 13-hour shifts, and occasionally even 22-hour shifts;
- dangerous safety conditions;
- not being compensated according to Filipino labor law;
- not being paid minimum wage, overtime, and nightly rates.
Read the story of Pearly Gonzales at Behind the Label.org and then click here to send an online fax to Gelmart Industries and its business partners and tell them to take responsibility and improve working conditions immediately.