Ivanka Trump Company Relies Exclusively on Foreign Factories
New report reveals Ivanka Trump’s fashion line collides with key White House principles.
Shipping data analyzed by the Washington Post show that millions of pounds of Ivanka Trump’s branded products have been imported into the United States in more than 2,000 shipments since 2010, demonstrating how some of the key principles she and President Trump have championed in the White House contradict her own business practices.
“My monthly salary is not enough for everyday expenses, also not for the future,” a 26-year-old sewing operator in Indonesia, who said she has helped make Trump dresses, told The Post.
President Trump has admonished companies for sending jobs overseas, but The Post’s investigation reveals that Ivanka Trump’s company relies exclusively on foreign factories in countries where laborers have little to no ability to stand up for themselves. The reason the products aren’t made in the U.S. are because prices would significantly rise, pushing away customers and lowering company profits.
“The workers no longer exist here or only in very small, small capacity; the machinery in many instances does not exist here,” Abigail Klem, the president of the Ivanka Trump company, told The Post. “It is a very complex problem.”
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