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Old 12.03.2015, 13:57
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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

Pixie, maybe Foxconn is the Nestle in the world of electronics!

With most products, it is near impossible to know which companies were used in the manufacturing process - at least not to us mere mortals. In many industries, that kind of information is well guarded. Unfortunately the information about subcontractors tend to come out when there are tragedies. I mean who heard of Rana Plaza before May 2013?
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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

You can order online anyway from Debenhams http://int.debenhams.com/ch/shop/ & I have just found the C&A online site too http://www.c-and-a.com/ch/fr/shop/index.html
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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

Some clothing companies, e.g. Switcher, go to great lengths to ensure their stuff is produced under fair conditions. At least that's what they say, in the end it's a matter of trust for most of us.
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I think Pixie B's stand is admirable, and shouldn't be dismissed on the grounds that 'other companies are unethical'. Nothing wrong with people doing their bit where they can, rather than turning a blind eye to the whole thing.
This, exactly. I never get this 'because you can't be 100% ethical, then you are just hypocritical' pathetic excuse. It is a mine field, that is for sure- and very complicated to find out exactly what is what, and who is behind campaigns, etc. But this is no reason for not trying a bit harder- and just ignore all. The link between very cheap clothes, Primark and slave labour and the Bangladesh disasters is abundantly clear. But yes, more expensive brands with a plusher image are also implicated. The concept of disposable clothes (can't remember for sure- are Primark supposed to be worn 3 times before being thrown away - just think of the ecology of growing the cotton is enough to know that is wrong). I get the frustration of parents of kids growing up very fast- but kids these days too often have a huge amount of clothes, which is totally unnecessary- 1 for each day of the week is plenty!

From the Independent in April 2013, after the factory collapse in Bangladesh:

What we can say with certainty is that virtually all High Street stores have yet to produce concrete evidence that their clothing is sweatshop-free.
Only a handful of companies including M&S and Monsoon have policies in place that aim to guarantee that the workers making their clothing are being treated fairly. Even then, problems still occur all too often.
Ethical Consumer's Buyers' Guide to High Street clothes shops goes into some detail on who is best and worst in this regard.
So much for the bad news.

The good news is that here in the UK we have a thriving ethical fashion sector which is proving that your shirts and skirts can be produced without putting workers' lives at risk.
In the latest Ethical Consumer Product Guide to fashion we've named over a dozen Best Buy ethical clothing companies from Annie Greenabelle to THTC who are forging an entirely new business model for the clothing industry, one based on generating a market for artisan clothing from around the world rather than ripping-off workers.
Sure, buying clothes online isn't as easy as nipping down the High Street, but really, we need to stop making excuses. We now buy around four times as many garments ever year as we did in 1980. Frankly, the vast majority of this is entirely unnecessary.
My challenge to everyone is to halve the quantity of clothes you buy and double your spend on each item. Use your money wisely and you can stop supporting the sweatshop-producers.

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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

Would love the Danish chain TIGER to open in Switzerland - seriously fun and funky things for next to nothing, ethical too.

Oh and maybe COS in Basel??
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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

BUT,does anybody have an address or register-entry of PRIMARK in Switzerland. I mean any company doing commercial business must have an entry in the HANDELSREGISTER / COMMERCIAL REGISTRY. And in www.local.ch you can find practically EVERY company really active. There is the possibility that they are to work in conjunction with an established company


Or is the new outlet of them not in GENEVA but in GENOVA ?
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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

I was in Primark not so long ago for the first time in Germany and I was in love immediately with all their sleep wear range, jackets and shoes. I have been wearing the stuff I bought there already for more than 2 months, after several washes it still looks intact! I hope they open a store in Switzerland, because for me, its good stuff!
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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

I keep wondering why Polarn and Pyret hasn't appeared on the scene in CH - quality stylish children's clothes that are anything but disposable..they last and last. I've kitted out a friend's grandchild with clothes for several years with the things mine outgrew a decade ago.

They do great waterproof outdoor clothes as well - playground proof
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I was in Primark not so long ago for the first time in Germany and I was in love immediately with all their sleep wear range, jackets and shoes. I have been wearing the stuff I bought there already for more than 2 months, after several washes it still looks intact! I hope they open a store in Switzerland, because for me, its good stuff!

Thanks. Confirms the Impression I got when looking at their WEBsite.
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Our very first PO.P item was a gift from some good friends! Lovely dungarees! And that was when the love story started! Beautifully made clothes, sturdy and the stripes stay beautiful! It was sad parting from the little dungarees, but the little neighbour is now wearing it.

Yes, shame they don't sell PO.P here, and you can't buy them online to have them shipped here! I contacted a few UK shops, but the answer was no! Perhaps everyone is confused between Sweden and Switzerland . Would not be the first time
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Our very first PO.P item was a gift from some good friends! Lovely dungarees! And that was when the love story started! Beautifully made clothes, sturdy and the stripes stay beautiful! It was sad parting from the little dungarees, but the little neighbour is now wearing it.

Yes, shame they don't sell PO.P here, and you can't buy them online to have them shipped here! I contacted a few UK shops, but the answer was no! Perhaps everyone is confused between Sweden and Switzerland . Would not be the first time
I'm not familiar with the PO.P brand, but when I lived in the US I used to buy top quality (organic) clothes for my granddaughter from the Swedish company Hanna Andersson (usually at Costco, although they are sold in their own stores too)...not sure if the UK Costco stores stock Hanna Andersson items, but they must be sold in shops in Europe:

http://www.hannaandersson.com/

and another favourite is Osh Kosh - especially their dungarees (Americans call them 'jumpers' for some strange reason, whereas in the UK a jumper is also called or known as a sweater):

http://www.oshkosh.com/
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Re: Primark coming to Switzerland?

I was curious so I dropped them a line, and got a response...

Unfortunately, Primark do not have any immediate plans to locate a store in Switzerland in the immediate future.

That's that for now.
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