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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Child labour and the fashion industry

Recently, it was discovered that most of the cotton used to make lingerie for lux brand, Victoria's Secret, comes from Burkina Faso where children are exploited to do most of the labour. This is of course not the first time that child-labour has been used to make clothes or textiles used to make clothes.One really needs to think about where your clothes are coming from. The need to have cheap clothes is causing suppliers to turn to child and even slave labour. Check out this short video on child labour in China.

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