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10 Truly Troubling Facts About The Clothing Industry
Business  (tags: clothes, industry, sweatshops, child labor, abuse, outsourcing, organic, greed )

Freya
- 305 days ago - listverse.com
Fashion is a multibillion-dollar industry. With the growing demand for extremely cheap clothing prices in the Western world, the money for materials, labor, and shipping has to come from somewhere.
The Dark Side of Christmas: The Impact on Sweatshops
Business  (tags: holidays, Christmas, shopping, gifts, presents, sweatshops, injustice )

Freya
- 393 days ago - truth-out.org
Television screens are filled with Christmas advertising, propagating the apparent need to buy something, and above all electronics, apparel, toys - the most popular Christmas gifts. The festive countdown is well underway.
Over 100 Years Ago, 123 Young Women Working In A Factory Never Came Home. It Changed Our Country.
Business  (tags: business, commerce, workers, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, Labor Day, workers rights, sweatshops, safety )

Robert
- 1233 days ago - upworthy.com
I have a hard time watching this and not getting terribly angry. Those 123 young women and 23 men who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire on March 25, 1911, deserve to be remembered.
Investigation By NGOs: Shocking Human Cost of Producing IPhones & IPads @Apple's Chinese Factories
Business  (tags: investigation, Centre forResearch on MultinationalCompa, Students&ScholarsAgainstCorporateMisbeha, Foxconn, electronics giant, factories, Apple, China, Shenzhen, Chengdu, sweatshops, low wages, overtime, high pressure, 'machines', suicides )

LucyKalei
- 2453 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Excessive working hours & draconian workplace rules at major plants. Half a million workers paid about 65p/hr exceed 60-hr/wk limit to cope with demand Also uncovered: "anti-suicide" pledge workers urged to sign, after series of employee deaths last yr.
   

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