Some bad but not surprising Beyoncé news. According to a report from Page Six, the singer’s new sportswear line Ivy Park is made in a Sri Lanka sweatshop with abominable working conditions and very low pay. *Insert lazy Beyoncé pun riffing on sweatshops and her vast amounts of material wealth here* … More »
This past November, Aftenposten, the largest newspaper in Norway, produced a five-part online reality series in which three 17-year-old fashion bloggers were sent to Cambodia to live and work as textile workers in sweatshops for a month.
It’s a really interesting series, and there are English subtitles, so you can watch it here… More »
Oh, Odd Future. Tyler the Creator, et al, love causing trouble and controversy. Last night, their show in Boston was shut down by the cops — but that’s not all! Their New York “pop-up shop” is still going strong. And in typical uninformed incendiary Odd Future fashion, they’re referring to it as “the sweatshop.” Because… More »
Around 300 workers fell sick at an H&M factory in Kompong Chhnang, Cambodia, last week, reportedly while making shirts for the Swedish retailer. Workers allegedly smelled something bad coming from the shirts, and began fainting. After the incident, the plant sent its 4,000 workers home to rest and closed for the remainder of the week. More »