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To wonder why people boycott Nike?

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Himalaya Fri 07-Jan-11 21:19:02

It's one of those things I hear people drop in every once in a while in RL and on MN.

From what I understand Nike have worked pretty hard at sorting out labour conditions in their supply chains and are more transparent than most about their sourcing( they publish the names and locations of the factories they source from for example).

Just wonder why people still boycott them?

(I don't work for Nike, honest...)

dizzeelizzee Fri 07-Jan-11 21:22:20

Im new to this forum so not sure whether you use this but JFGI... grin

Panzee Fri 07-Jan-11 21:25:42


dizzeelizzee Fri 07-Jan-11 21:27:02

Sorry but googling it comes up with reams and reams of explanations!

portaloo Fri 07-Jan-11 21:28:00

What does JFGI mean? confused

BitOfFun Fri 07-Jan-11 21:28:43

Just Fucking Google It?

narkypuffin Fri 07-Jan-11 21:28:54

Ah. Just fucking Google it. Fair point.

narkypuffin Fri 07-Jan-11 21:29:16


Himalaya Fri 07-Jan-11 21:37:26

Dizzeelizzee yeah I know....a lot of the links are very old though, and fairly obscure.

I was asking the opinion of people on here who are still boycotting.

If people are boycotting, not unreasonable to ask them why surely...

narkypuffin Fri 07-Jan-11 21:41:21

This is fairly recent. It's about Nike choosing to sign a sponsorship deal with an American sportsman who has served prison time for running a dog fighting ring.

Himalaya Fri 07-Jan-11 21:47:27

I saw that narkypuffin but I don't think that's why mainly UK MNers and people in the playground would be boycotting Nike.

Maybe I'm just wrong and there aren't that many people boycotting them.

narkypuffin Fri 07-Jan-11 21:49:31

They're better than they were on worker rights but still a long way from decent. Maybe it's that.

usualsuspect Fri 07-Jan-11 21:51:29

I didn't know I had to boycott Nike as well <eats a kitkat>

A1980 Fri 07-Jan-11 23:30:59

I don't boycott them. All compn aies are the fucking same these days.

There was something in the paper a few years ago about children in Asia stitching leather footballs together for adidas for 50p a day.

Do enough digging with any company and you'll find something.

LittleMissHissyFit Fri 07-Jan-11 23:34:15

Don't they still sponsor that abhorrent little man Tiger Woods?

That'll be enough for me.

HollyBollyBooBoo Sat 08-Jan-11 01:43:37

Surely JFGI could be used for 99% of the questions asked on this entire site...kinda misses the point, non?

Himalaya Sat 08-Jan-11 08:06:45

Holly, yup. You could answer JFGI or 'you're/I'm entitled to your own opinion' to just about anything, but it would make for a load of short and boring threads (like this one...grin)

I should of phrased my question as 'why do some MNers boycott Nike?' though I suppose.

AlpinePony Sat 08-Jan-11 08:37:32

Life is not as black & white as mn/aibu would have you believe. I recently interviewed with Nike and they have "Lactation stations" on site. That would make half of mn involuntarily orgasm.

Panzee Sat 08-Jan-11 09:06:17

AlpinePony that's great. I can see some of the posters being all conflicted at that information!

MorticiaAddams Sat 08-Jan-11 09:54:20

Dizzeelizzee JFGI has it's place and I've seen plenty of posters over the years who ask gazillions of inane questions which make you want to scream but in reality forums would be pretty dead if people googled everything instead of asking. Sometimes it more about human interaction and a conversation of sorts rather than just getting the information.

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