Monday, December 16, 2013

nah. not really.

A chief supplier to the GAP Stores went up in flames in Bangladesh a couple weeks back.

 The fire was set by the factory workers themselves and now they are out of their jobs.

Bangladeshis are increasingly reliant upon sweat shop work.

Almost 18,000 people worked at this factory cranking out GAP garments at an average rate of $.22 per hour.

Police had broken up an earlier demonstration with bullets, and the workers finally had enough.

There is an enormous wage gap between western workers and the folks who make our clothes.

They work in gruesome conditions and children are beaten if they do not produce.

But as long as there are cheap t-shirts for Christmas, 
do we really care?

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