TITLE

Made in the U.S.A

AUTHOR(S)
Headden, Susan
PUB. DATE
November 1993
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;11/22/93, Vol. 115 Issue 20, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on a three-month investigation by `U.S. News' into sweatshop labor found in the women's garment industry in the United States. Much of the women's apparel business still relies heavily on sweatshop labor; Some of the big names in American fashion that use sweatshop labor; What this investigation was based on; Findings through the Freedom of Information Act; Repeat offenders; How this problem could be solved. INSETS: Life on $111 a week.;No place like home..
ACCESSION #
9311167879

 

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