After 1,127 workers died when a building at the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed in April, fashion lovers started to take a closer look at what they were wearing. With 5,000 factories and more than 3.6 million garment workers, Bangladesh is the third-largest exporter of clothing in the world (after China and Italy), but while consumers are happy to snap up plenty of bargain-priced outfits, most of the people who produce those clothes work in slave-like or sweatshop conditions.
Sweatshops are often thought of as belonging to another era, one from way before child labor laws and unions. But they still exist all around the world, even in the United States. Sweatshop workers, many of whom are underage, are forced to work longRead More »from Do You Know Where Your Clothes Really Come From?