05 Oct '11, 2pm

Forever 21 sued for ripping off indie and eco-designers - Mother Nature Network

Forever 21 sued for ripping off indie and eco-designers - Mother Nature Network

on Forever 21, most of the product the company makes is sewn in other countries, but some of it still happens in L.A., too. When the reporter tracked down one such factory, this is what she found (in the U.S.). "Some of the doors to these factories are open, making it possible to walk around unannounced. In one, on the top floor, with no company name on the door, about 30 people are sewing gray cotton vests for Forever 21 in a small, hot room. Many of them have stuffed scraps of fabric into their noses to block the particles of material floating in the air. They're just finishing up a one-week, 10,000-piece order for which the seamstresses earn about 12 cents apiece, according to Guadalupe Hernandez, a longtime garment worker in Los Angeles. If they sew 66 vests an hour, they'll earn minimum wage." The story in its entirety is a fascinating look inside the weird world of t...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/natural-beauty-fashion/stori...

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