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Thai, Argentine Textile Workers Unite Against Slave Labour

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Textile cooperatives founded by former slave labourers from Argentine and Thailand will jointly launch a new brand of clothing in June to raise awareness about exploitation and promote decent jobs in the garment industry.


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Maira Sun (34)
Sunday May 23, 2010, 8:14 pm

Marta Away (55)
Monday May 24, 2010, 11:40 am
Thanks, Naoko. I wanted to put this new, but again, you won me! :) Slavery is unacceptable. Totally agree with the words of Gustavo Vera of La Alameda: "It's a cry of support for decent work and a way to prove that high quality clothing can be produced without having to enslave workers."

I hope they sell lots of T-shirts.

Vivien Green (153)
Monday May 24, 2010, 12:18 pm
Noted Thank you Naoko.

Rose Becke (141)
Monday May 24, 2010, 3:45 pm
This is why I go to thrift shops and dont buy Brand names

Naoko i (257)
Monday May 24, 2010, 3:46 pm
Thanks for the comments. Dear Marta, you've won me with some others :)

Antonio Amador (60)
Tuesday May 25, 2010, 4:31 am
Dramatic. Unacceptable. We are in the 21th century. Am I mistaken? Did we got back a few centuries and I didn't noticed it?

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 25, 2010, 4:45 am
Thank you!

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday May 25, 2010, 12:52 pm
Noted , I always thought slavery was a thing of the past , now I realize it is likely worse than ever .

Marianna M. (6)
Tuesday May 25, 2010, 2:50 pm

. (0)
Tuesday May 25, 2010, 3:53 pm
Nike, Gap, Reebok, Puma, Bensimon, Lecoq, Soho and Kosiuko, do you really have to enslave your workers just to make a profit? Sounds like exploitative business practices to me. Sounds like you need a new CEO and C-level employees. Consumers from countries like ours and many others, make sure that you know where your clothes and shoes come from. No business is even worth keeping around if they are going to enslave their workers just so they can make a profit. I don't want a pair of pants, shoes or a shirt that bad when they are made by children chained to their workstations or men and women who are beaten because they think they deserve some sleep and better pay.

Stephen au (0)
Tuesday May 25, 2010, 8:58 pm
Illegal immigrants will always be vulnerable to every facet of life in any Country - that is the nature of the word 'Illegal'. No people have the monopoly on a Country - the world is for mankind. But that is another discussion. Slavery exists in both the developed and developing Countries. Those who enforce slavery must be brought to account for their wrongs that is Countries, Corporates and Individuals. It is a sad state affairs and in our so called Modern Society "the inhumanity of humanity". Every successful civil war was as the result of the poor, the peasants being united and taking a stand. Only applaud can be given to the courage and determination of the people who are taking a Pro-Active stance with the textile and other industries in Argentina, Asia and elseweher... the silent majority needs to have the same courage and stand up against slavery. Every voice counts.

linda b (186)
Wednesday May 26, 2010, 12:46 am
There should never be any slave labour. TY Naoko.

Glamour Girlcat (32)
Thursday May 27, 2010, 3:43 am
This issue needs to be publicized. I hope their clothing line is successful.

Liliana Ruiz (0)
Thursday May 27, 2010, 6:37 pm
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