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Victoria's Secret Uses Child Labor In Burkina Faso | Care2 Causes

Victoria's Secret Uses Child Labor In Burkina Faso | Care2 Causes

Ladies, you might want to think twice before shopping at Victoria’s Secret. Bloomberg Markets recently published a report on Burkina Faso , where they spent six weeks investigating how cotton is harvested. Victoria’s Secret usually buys up Burkina Faso’s entire fair trade and organic-certified cotton crop to make the lingerie it sells in the West. 12- And 13-Year-Old Children Laboring In Fields On Pain Of Being Whipped What they found was shocking: children of 12 and 13, laboring in the fields on pain of being whipped with switches by their bosses the cotton farmers. From Bloomberg.com : Clarisse Kambire’s nightmare rarely changes. It’s daytime. In a field of cotton plants that burst with purple and white flowers, a man in rags towers over her, a stick raised above his head. Then a voice booms, jerking Clarisse from her slumber and making her heart leap. “Get up!” The man ...

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