09 May '11, 4am

Sweatshop Labor Used to Produce Common Brands:

Sweatshop Labor Used to Produce Common Brands:

A recent UK report shows that many name brands still use sweatshop labor to produce their clothing and accessories. We talk a lot about the benefits of buying handmade and why eco-friendly fabrics are better for the environment, but a fashion issue that I think deserves some extra attention is not the why or what, but the who. Who is making all of those clothes that we buy, and under what conditions? According to a recent report from the International Textile Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation (ITGLWF), many common brands still use sweatshop labor to produce their clothes. Brands like GAP, DKNY, Converse, and Abercrombie & Fitch are among the brands that use sweatshops to save on clothing production costs. What is a Sweatshop? Sweatshop has become a blanket term for clothing factories, usually in third world countries, were workers have few rights and work under unsaf...

Full article: http://feelgoodstyle.com/2011/05/09/sweatshop-labor-used-...

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List of problems with factory farmed animals

organicconsumers.org 13 May '11, 11pm

Short list: What's Wrong with Factory Farming? What's Wrong with Factory Farming? The intent of presenting this data is no...