Gallery: Disgruntled Sweatshop Worker Allegedly Behind Chinese Factory Fir...

Liu Shuangyun, Guangdong, China, workers rights, human rights, sweatshops, sweatshop workers, sweatshop labor, forced labor, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

A fire at an undergarment factory in southern China killed 14 workers on Tuesday, all of them young women between the ages of 18 and 20. Chinese state media reports quote a former worker who said he torched the facility because he was upset over several hundred dollars in owed wages. Liu Shuangyun, the alleged arsonist, told the Guangdong TV broadcaster in a jailhouse interview on Wednesday that he “couldn’t get [his] salary,” which remained unpaid despite his quitting the factory three years ago. “The whole time, I’ve been very impulsive, very angry about this,” Liu said during the television interview. “So I did these things.”

PREVIOUSLY ON ECOUTERRE: 10 Biggest Excuses For Not Paying a Living Wage (And Why They Suck)

Read the rest of this entry »

Leave a Comment

Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.

Please note that gratuitous links to your site are viewed as spam and may result in removed comments.

Add your comments

NEW USER

Sign me up for weekly Ecouterre updates

CURRENT USERS LOGIN

Lost your password?

  • Welcome to Ecouterre.com, your online guide
    to the best ideas, innovations and emerging
    trends in eco fashion, sustainable style,
    organic beauty and ethical apparel.

    get the free Ecouterre newsletter

  • follow ecouterre on:

  • The EDUN Runway at New York Fashion Week Was a Brand New Start

  • Ecouterre on Facebook
  • Ecouterre Video

    The Latest Eco-Fashions from the Green Shows at New York Fashion Week



    The Green Shows at New York Fashion Week