Posts tagged "sweatshops"

Fashion Bloggers Go To Cambodia To Work In Sweatshops In Norwegian Reality Show

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 if…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 26, 2015

Today In Ridiculous: Odd Future Calls Its Pop-Up Shop A “Sweatshop”

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…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 22, 2012

Hundreds Of Workers Fall Sick At H&M Factory

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.
By: Julie Gerstein / August 30, 2011