About the story
The Washingotn Post drew from several sources to map the global supply chain of Ivanka Trump’s brand. The Post used Panjiva, a global-trade database, to examine U.S. customs records of containers that arrive at American ports. Through that data, The Post identified foreign factories that have produced goods for Trump’s company. Because many of the items are sent in bulk shipments through companies that do not disclose the originating factories, the data offer an incomplete picture of her company’s global production. Labels on Ivanka Trump clothes, shoes and handbags provided further confirmation of countries where her products have been recently made. The Post cross-referenced customs data with shipping coordinates from vessel-tracking databases Fleetmon and Marinetraffic to trace the journey of the company’s foreignmade goods to U.S. shores. The Post also interviewed garment workers in China, Indonesia and Bangladesh.