Jackie Evans, Inc., a Passaic City company is fighting for its life by trying to continue being the main uniform provider for the Girl Scouts of America despite GS-USA’s attempt to accept bids from companies outside the US. The family-run company has been the main supplier for years and was told earlier this year that the Girl Scouts would be looking for cheaper manufacturers including offshore ones.
Parents, leaders and volunteers flooded the GS-USA offices in NYC with calls asking that the Girl Scouts reconsider their interest in accepting foreign bids. The headquarter’s staff relented and will now only accept bids from US companies for making their uniforms. They also modified their bid request to indicate that certain age, treatment and safety requirements for factory workers be maintained in order for their bid to be accepted.
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