TITLE

conscientious shopping? no sweat!

PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Mothering;Mar/Apr2005, Issue 129, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the textile industries in sweatshops. Roughly half of all clothes bought and sold in the United States are produced in sweatshops. In dangerous, abusive, and unregulated conditions, millions of oppressed workers toil for low hourly wages. Even though the US comprises only 5 percent of the world's population, it makes 25 percent of the world's clothing purchases. A mere 2 percent of consumers buying exclusively "sweatfree" apparel and goods, will force manufacturers to amend practices. Watchdog groups are advocating making changes locally.
ACCESSION #
16829648

 

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