A few blocks from the jewelry factory's entrance in La Paz, Bolivia, Julia and Maria look over their shoulders to see if the night guards are watching. The two young Aymara Indian women shiver in the cold night air and lower their heads as they speak.
Via Ethical Style.
A short essay giving insight into fashion sweatshops and slave labor industry.
As You Sow, an organization fighting for a just workplace in garment factories just published a report on the top brands (Wal-Mart, JC Penney, Target) and scored them on their labor practices. Check out the report for yourself.
There is no need for sweatshops! They exist because the greedy people on top cannot get enough of profit. Here are some stores in Los Angeles where you can shop without feeling guilty. Shop with a conscience. Boycott sweatshop companies. Join the movement!
This is a PDF file with all the information you need to become part of the movement and end sweatshops once and for all!
The United States is a hierarchical country where the weak ones are at the bottom and the powerful ones are at the top. Garment workers are at the bottom of the list although they are the most important. Without them there would be no fashion industry. They sew and cut the garments that people buy, the raiment that models wear on the runways. After the garments are sewn, factory owners send the garments to contractors to get make the clothing. Contractors make sure the garment workers sew the...
This website gives you information on the working conditions in factories where popular clothing brands are manufactured. The results are astonishing. See for yourself.
The tragedy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire repeated itself. Over 25 Bangladeshi workers died in a sweatshop who sewed clothes for JC Penney, Target, Abercrombie and Fitch, and many more. Check out the link.
Holister and Abercrombie & Fitch Use Sweatshops! So you thought you knew Hollister and Abercromie and Fitch? Wrong! The next time you decide to buy clothing from these companies, check out this link. Look at the price tag of their shirts and compare it to what the manufacturers were paid. Big difference huh?
These are the best and worst clothing companies based on human rights, the environment, labor, etc. See for yourself. Can you spot your favorite clothing line amongst the list?
This is a film I created for a school project about the working conditions of garment workers in Los Angeles. The garment workers in my film are parents of some of the students in my school. Please let me know what you think of my film.
This is a great website with many resources in regards to sweatshops.
Here is an amazing website dedicated to uncovering the dirty little secret of large corporations such as Nike and the Gap.