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Not Sexy: Victoria's Secret 'Fair Trade' Cotton Harvested By Child Slaves


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Past Member (0)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 4:47 am
sadly noted
 

Carol H (229)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 4:59 am
noted, thanks Cal
 

Daniel Partlow (179)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 11:40 am
Noted. I just bet they didn't want anyone to find that out. They are overpriced anyway. We won't buy from them.
 

Carol B (14)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 1:18 pm
I think a lot of today's large companies are in this boat also.
On a personal not...I wonder how our disgusting usage of the image and word ANGEL makes a company able to sell for record profits? Stuns me!
 

Rachel D (57)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 1:34 pm
Companies who abuse the Fair Trade label need to be boycotted out of business
 

K A (152)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 2:49 pm
Thanks Cal!

http://morethanprettyknickers.com/

Take heart fashionistas!!! This web site has a lot of links worldwide for great FTO etc fashion.
 

KS Goh (0)
Friday December 23, 2011, 12:45 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Douglas K (134)
Friday December 23, 2011, 9:29 am
in California they use machines to cultivate, plant and harvest the cotton, corn and other crops. They use machines to spray herbicides. They use airplanes to plant rice in flooded fields. Farmers are nearly always pictured as obese with fat bellies. Why not get out and weed, hand cultivate, hand plant and broadcast rice seed. Get some exercise doing the farming work.
 

Douglas K (134)
Friday December 23, 2011, 9:32 am
Plus all those machines costs are passed on to the consumer, raising the price of produce. if you want cheap food, you have to cut costs by cutting machines out of it.
 

Douglas K (134)
Friday December 23, 2011, 9:35 am
volume planting can be handled by joggers carrying seed in a backpack with holes in the bottom of the backpack, or in a device rigged to a pedometer which accomplishes the same thing.
 

Jose Ramon Fisher Rodriguez (13)
Friday December 23, 2011, 10:46 am
Check up on your trade to make sure it's actually fair!
 

Justina Gil (0)
Friday December 23, 2011, 5:42 pm
Their stuff is sooo expensive
 

Maria T (4)
Friday December 23, 2011, 10:36 pm
... Thats so sad... And frustrating. Children are meant for school. To learn and grow and build a better life for themselves.
 

David C (75)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 7:12 am
noted....although not surprised, this company makes its money exploiting teenagers and young women in the US into believing its all about looks and they need VS stuff to be popular/cool/important.....nothing about being a good caring, loving, giving, compassionate, smart, charitable, environmental person,etc......its all about greed and exploitations.....

have been reporting idiot posts that try and sell stuff...keep posting, in past they go away later....
 

Patrick Donovan (344)
Sunday December 25, 2011, 9:16 am
Light is the best disinfectant!. Thanks for posting.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday December 26, 2011, 11:41 pm
Thanks.
 
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