22 Aug '16, 9pm

Your H&M clothing haul might have been made by a 14-year-old in Myanmar

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 underbelly. In Modeslavar —Swedish for “fashion slaves”—authors Moa Kärnstrand and Tobias Andersson spoke to two 15-year-old girls who said they toiled at their respective employers—Myanmar Century Liaoyuan Knitted Wear and Myanmar Garment Wedge near the capital city of Yangon—until 10 p.m. every day, a clear violation of both international labor standards and Myanmar’s own laws, which aren’t very scrupulous in the first place. (At 3,600 kyat , or $3, for an eight-hour day, the Southeast Asian’s minimum wage is among the planet’s lowest.) “They employed anyone who wanted to work,” Zu Zu, who began working at 14, told Kärnstrand and Andersson.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/new-book-accuses-cambodian-hm-fa...

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