23 Aug '16, 8pm

Why "made in Italy" doesn't always mean something's made in Italy

corresponds with fair labor? You couldn’t be more mistaken. Slapdash working conditions and poverty wages are as endemic to the continent as they are to Asia, according to a href=”//www.ecouterre.com/tag/labour-behind-the-label”>Labour Behind the Label, the Bristol-based workers-rights group behind new research on the “true cost” of Eastern Europe’s footwear industry. In fact, tens of thousands of workers who make shoes in countries such as Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Romania, Slovakia, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia often earn even less than their Chinese counterparts. Additionally, the manufacturing origins of the shoes don’t always line up with what’s purported on their labels, which means that terms like “made in Italy” or “made in Germany” can sometimes be misleading. “‘Made in Italy’ are synonymous with high quality and elegance—and fairly good workin...

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/those-pricey-made-in-italy-shoes...

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