From China, Student Paper Looks at UCLA Brand
The UCLA Daily Bruin is publishing a series of stories and photo galleries today and Thursday by Bruin staffers on location in China, made possible under a scholarship fund. The editor also announces that the newspaper will follow UCLA research about sex workers in Thailand from that country.
Published: Wednesday, November 19, 2008
In China, UCLA clothing is all about the style
SHANGHAI — Though images of Royce Quad and a Bruin football squad adorn the walls, the clothing sold here is unlike what students are used to finding when they stroll into Ackerman Union.
Instead of T-shirts, hoodies and athletic gear emblazoned with the letters "UCLA," customers are greeted with an array of sleek black blazers, short- and long-sleeved polo shirts and button-downs with starchy collars.
Fair labor practices difficult to enforce
At the I Love LA store in the Los Angeles International Airport, a display offers tourists a choice of two UCLA hats and a blue visor.
Though the UCLA campus is just more than 10 miles away, the labels on the headgear – "Made in China," "Heisman Reebok, Bangladesh" and "Made in Taiwan" – indicate that the globalization of apparel manufacturing makes the university as interconnected with other countries as the airport in which the hats and visor are sold.
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