Almost all Nike shoes are manufactured outside of the United States. The leading manufacturer of Nike shoes is China and Vietnam each accounting for 36% of the total manufactured world wide. There are 785 contract factories with more then 1 million workers manufacturing more then 500,000 different products.
Are Nikes made in Chinese sweatshops?
Nike has been accused of using sweatshops since the early 1970s, when it produced goods in South Korea, Mainland China, and Taiwan. As these areas economies developed, workers became more productive, wages rose, and many moved on to higher paying jobs.
Where are Nike shoes manufactured in China?
In a story tied to the research, the Washington Post reported the factory makes shoes from Nikes signature Air line and eight other styles. Located in Laixi to the north of Qingdao in eastern China, its far from Xinjiang.
What factory does Nike use?
Contract factories in Vietnam, China, and Indonesia respectively manufactured approximately 43%, 28%, and 25% of total NIKEs footwear.