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That's probably the Blossom race room.
It seemed more like a shop than a factory.
Not set up for high volume of material movement.

Yep!

Part of reading forums here on EpicSki means you get up to the minute insider beta like this from the Blossom Distubuters update-
it i it is with great pleasure that I inform you that we have
purchased a new bigger building for the production of the skis and that we
will move permanently no later than January / February 2014.

Kind regards and good sales,

Mario Moro
Blossom Ski - Blossom Experience
post #62 of 66

interesting thread - but in light of the latest world events such as the  Bangladesh factory disaster

as more and more companies (including ski manufacturers) out source their product to the lowest price, how much more would you personally be willing to pay to ensure workers in an other country are adequately compensated and have decent working conditions. In Canada its the current hot topic

post #63 of 66

Noncrazy Canuck

Most big companies that have products made in Asia have Social Compliance Audits done on their suppliers. The auditors look at things like Worker Safety, overtime, underage workers, dormitory and cafeterias conditions.  The audits are far from perfect and they don't always cover the whole supply chain. However, the factory that I was in China was modern as any factory that I have been in the US.

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Noncrazy Canuck

Most big companies that have products made in Asia have Social Compliance Audits done on their suppliers. The auditors look at things like Worker Safety, overtime, underage workers, dormitory and cafeterias conditions.  The audits are far from perfect and they don't always cover the whole supply chain. However, the factory that I was in China was modern as any factory that I have been in the US.

 

 

From what I have heard however, is that these audits usually do not cover subcontractors, which often occurs.

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Noncrazy Canuck

Most big companies that have products made in Asia have Social Compliance Audits done on their suppliers. The auditors look at things like Worker Safety, overtime, underage workers, dormitory and cafeterias conditions.  The audits are far from perfect and they don't always cover the whole supply chain. However, the factory that I was in China was modern as any factory that I have been in the US.

 

 

From what I have heard however, is that these audits usually do not cover subcontractors, which often occurs.

 

Ah, Bangladeshi Sweatshop Syndrome, indeed.    

The fact that we /still/ don't know every brand being produced for in that building makes me extremely dubious about the efficacy of existing social compliance audits. 

post #66 of 66

Social compliance... roflmao.gif

 

Sorry, but for the most part that is just window dressing that companies can use to make their customers or potential consumers feel better about buying a foreign made product.  I'm not saying all factories are like sweat shops, but I don't exactly put a lot of stock in so-called inspections... especially in China, which is so corrupt it makes the US look squeaky clean in comparison.

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