sweatshop workers

Li Edelkoort: Clothes Today Are Made to be Thrown Away "Like a Condom"

“The manufacturing of clothes has gone through a rapid and sordid restructuring process, which has seen production leave the Western world to profit from and exploit low-income…

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L.A. Factories That Made Clothes For Forever 21, T.J. Maxx Paid Workers $4 an Hour

Photo by Owen CL/Unsplash Los Angeles has a sweatshop problem, and bargain retailers like Forever 21, T.J. Maxx, and Ross are reaping the benefits. At a press conference on Wednesday,…

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"Dozens" of Safety Violations Found at Bangladeshi Factory That Makes Donald J. Trump Shirts

Photo by Andrew Neel/Unsplash The sweatshop that produces shirts for Donald Trump’s apparel brand has been cited for a laundry list of safety violations, making it an unsafe work…

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BBC Exposé Reveals Child Refugees Making Clothes for British High Street

Factories in Turkey are employing Syrian refugee children as young as 10 to make clothes for the British high street, an undercover investigation by BBC’s Panorama has found.…

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New Report Accuses Uniqlo of Hiding Human-Rights Abuses Behind Ethical Claims

A new report from a London-based anti-poverty group has cast doubt on Uniqlo’s corporate-social-responsibility claims of “making the world a better place.” In This Way…

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Ivanka Trump's Shoe Line Allegedly Made Under Sweatshop Conditions

The Trump family just might be the clearest example of the adage “do as I say, not as I do.” After advocating for better conditions for working mothers on behalf of her…

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Garment Workers Use Cellphones to Report Labor Abuses

Photo by Álvaro Serrano/Unsplash Cellphones are good for more than sending emoji-riddled missives. With penetration rates approaching 90 percent in most developing countries, apparel…

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Those Pricey "Made in Italy" Shoes Could Have Come From a Sweatshop

Think that “made in Europe” corresponds with fair labor? You couldn’t be more mistaken. Slapdash working conditions and poverty wages are as endemic to the continent…

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New Book Accuses Cambodian H&M Factory of Hiring 14-Year-Old Workers

H&M worked with factories in Myanmar where children as young as 14 stitched clothes for more than 12 hours a day, claims an upcoming book about “fast fashion’s seedy…

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9-Year-Old Child Worker Dies in Textile Mill in Bangladesh

Photo by Varshesh Joshi/Unsplash Police in Bangladesh have arrested a textile-mill supervisor for allegedly torturing a 9-year-old worker to death over the weekend. The boy, Sagar…

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Watch "Living Wage Now," a Documentary About the Struggles of Asian Garment Workers

You won’t find any easy answers in Living Wage Now. Indeed it’s the issues it poses that makes the 32-minute documentary essential viewing. Produced by the Asia Floor Wage…

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Gap, H&M's Supply Chains Promote "Precarious Work," Says Report

Another day, another searing indictment of the capitalist machine we call “fast fashion.” Ahead of the International Labour Conference in June, the Asia Floor Wage Alliance,…

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Beyoncé's "Ivy Park" Sportswear Allegedly Made in Sweatshop

Bad news for the Beyhive: Britain’s The Sun reports that the Sri Lankan seamstresses who make Beyoncé’s new line of high-end athletic wear earn just £4.30 ($6.19) a day.…

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A Bangladeshi Sweatshop Emerges in the Heart of Amsterdam

At first blush, “The Mad Rush” doesn’t appear unlike many of the trendy concept stores that litter the busy shopping street of Kalverstraat in Amsterdam. Ask to try…

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Activists Worldwide Protest Unsafe H&M Factories

On the day of H&M’s annual shareholder meeting, activists from cities worldwide poured into the streets to demand that the Swedish retailer live up to its promise to keep…

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Fashion Revolution Ranks 40 Apparel Brands by Supply-Chain Transparency

When the eight-story Rana Plaza building fell apart at its seams on the morning of April 24, 2013, it took but a moment for the disaster to seal its place as one of worst in…

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The Fashion Revolution Will Be Hashtagged on Social Media

MY REVOLUTION Carry Somers, who co-founded Fashion Revolution with fellow designer Orsola de Castro, thinks it’s time for some straight talk from the fashion industry. “We want…

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Amber Valletta: Sustainable Fashion Needs to Expand Toward "Responsibly Made"

“I believe it’s time for the sustainable fashion movement to expand and move toward ‘responsibly made’ fashion. “Sustainability has focused on the…

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