Saturday, February 7, 2015

Boycott Victoria's Secret

Victoria’s Secrets:

Child Labor, slave labor, and support for and profiting from the illegal occupation . . .  

Illegal Occupation is not Fair Trade

“Most of Victoria’s Secret’s bras are produced by Delta Galil, Israel’s largest manufacturer of clothing and underwear.  Much of the cotton for Victoria’s Secret’s products is grown on confiscated Palestinian land.” 

Delta Galil Industries has a warehouse in the Barkan Industrial Zone, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. It also runs stores in Ma'aleh Adumim and Pisgat Ze'ev — both in the illegally occupied territories. 

"Our mission is not to make peace. Our mission is to make money . . .”  Dov Lautman, founder of Delta Galil Industries: 

Dov Lautman was a recipient of the Israel Prize for Lifetime Achievement: 

Noam Lautman, Dov Lautman’s son, is now the chairman of the board of directors: 

Other brands Delta Galil’s products are sold under include:  Barbie, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, J. C. Penney,  Kmart,  Maidenform,  Marks & Spencer, Nicole Miller, Nike, Pierre Cardin,  Tommy Hilfiger, Target, Wal-Mart, and Wilson. 

Delta Galil’s sales for 2014 reached 1 billion.  Their income is growing.  We are not boycotting hard enough!  Also see: 


Child and Slave Labor 

“Victoria's Secret, Slave Labor And So-Called ‘Free Trade’:" 

“Victoria's Secret exploits child labor . . .  Even the so-called ‘organic’ and ‘free-trade’ cotton that Victoria's Secret claims to use was hand-picked by child slaves. Physical, emotional, and psychological abuse is not uncommon in the 100+hr workweek that many marginalized workers face behind the scenes of Victoria's Secrets' factories. This is illegal, deceitful, and inhumane.” 


Other Objections to Victoria’s Secret 

Christians call for a boycott: 

Feminist protest objectification of women:

Native Americans have called for a boycott because of racist stereotypes:

Parents are alarmed with marketing that sexualizes teens: 

Women who care about women’s physical and mental health object to Victoria’s Secret: 



We recommend buying from small local boutiques, vintage outlets, Etsy, and from Fair Trade Certified outlets that can be found on-line. (When buying new, always check the label for country of origin information.)  If you have trouble finding what you are looking for from an ethical source, please make sure you are on the original post from Boycott for Peace, and let us know.  We will do our best to find an on-line ethical source for the clothing items you need.


We call for boycotts for many reasons.  You can read about some of them here: 

Through Ethical spending we can work to create economic Justice, and pave the way for Peace, Freedom, and Equality for Palestinians and others in much the same way that boycotting helped the people of America’s south, South Africans, and the people of India to secure Justice, Peace, Freedom, and Equality.


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  1. Here is a great idea for Valentines: Used boxes and tins are often available at second hand stores--and they often save and display seasonal selections right when you need them. The photo at the link below shows tiny succulent cuttings displayed in the box--but we have other ideas for you as well. Meanwhile, Etsy has a couple of venders that sell succulent cuttings. The mini paper cups shown are available in the baking section of well stocked stores.

    Here are some other ideas--vintage scarves, cloth napkins, or handkerchiefs. Or how about vintage costume jewelry, or a collection of vintage heart and love trinkets? Or perhaps your sweetie collects something? Or heck, you could still stuff the box or tin with sweets--from your locally owned confectioner or bakery--or even try your hand at making your own!

    Highlight the URL and then right click to open the photo. You will be glad you did!

  2. "The company (Victoria's Secret) controls a whopping 35% of the lingerie market . . . "

    We are clearly not boycotting and educating hard enough. Everyone, please Tweet, Pin, Re-blog, and E-mail! You can also use our facebook meme (link in the article above) and share to your timeline and related groups and pages! If you need a more modest version, let us know and we will get one up for you.