Douglas Cahn

Fashion & Apparel Studies

Phone: (302) 831-8714


Office: Alison Hall Addition

Journalists: Andrea Boyle Tippett (UD Media Relations) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-1421,
  • Corporate responsibility and public policy executive with 30 years experience; teaches graduate-level courses at UD.
  • Focuses on responsible sourcing, i.e. how companies' purchasing practices/supply chains impact factory workers.&nbsp; Also knowledgeable about effective ways for workers to express grievances. <br />
  • Spent 15 years as vice president of human rights programs at Reebok International.&nbsp; Cahn led the implementation of Reebok's corporate commitment to international human rights.&nbsp; Work included development of a child-labor-free soccer ball factory in Pakistan, human rights training programs, worker communication systems, and assessment tools in more than a dozen countries.&nbsp;
  • Co-founder of Fair Factories Clearinghouse, a nonprofit initiative of global retail companies, consumer brands and retail trade associations creating a system for managing and sharing information about workplace conditions.
  • Sits on Board of Directors of Verit&eacute;, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization dedicated to humanizing the global workplace.

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Adjunct Faculty, Fashion & Apparel Studies

corporate social responsibility, supply chains, fashion, sweatshops