As part of the expanded agreement, Fanatics will also operate local NFLShop sites in markets such as Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany and China. An unspecified amount of Big Apple Nike clothing goes to NYC & Company to allocate for advertising purposes. Jane Meyer, a spokeswoman for Mayor Bill de Blasio, told the city that revenue will be spent on maintaining the costs of the licensing program. A Nike spokeswoman said the deal was the company`s first deal for a cargo license with a city in North America. Student activists at NYU protested in April against Nike`s licensing agreement with their university, saying the brand failed to adequately compensate Indonesian workers in 2011 after withdrawing from the country. The NFL has entered into a 10-year licensing agreement with Nike that will make Fanatics the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of all Nike-branded NFL fan items, with the exception of children`s clothing, starting in 2020. Nike and Georgetown today announced the creation of a new retail licensing agreement that reflects a shared commitment to improving working conditions in the university apparel industry. As part of the agreement, Nike has established a new protocol with the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), which gives CMR formal access to Nike subcontracting plants, which manufactures CMR-related academic products to study working conditions and strengthen coordination of rehabilitation efforts. The deal returns 5 percent of Nike`s revenue from branded products to NYC & Company, the New York City tourist office. Nike has faced criticism in the past for its work practices. But Jane Meyer, a spokeswoman for Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, said Nike had endorsed the ethical standards typical of the city`s licensing agreements.
„Nike and Georgetown share a deep commitment to manufacturing university-level products to the highest standards and respect workers and the environment. This new agreement reflects our unwavering commitment to listening, engaging and developing our common approaches to continually raise the bar for positive change for workers in the apparel and footwear delivery chains,“ said Eric Sprunk, Nike`s Chief Operating Officer. . . .