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Still Sweating at the Gap

by Staff


Tags: the Gap, child labor, Observer invetigation, Indian child labor,

Just as the Gap was beginning to polish its image with its 2004 social audit system and involvement with Product Red, the store for the affordably hip has once again tarnished its image. An Observer investigation discovered that a line of Gap garments slated for the December gift-giving season were being sewn at a child sweatshop in New Delhi. While a Gap spokesperson promised that the items (which number in the tens of thousands) would be recalled, I wonder: What do you do with recalled clothes made by slave labor?

Some good ideas, if you’re Santa-minded and want to follow the spirit of the season...

Or follow the Grinchesque spirit of exploitation by...

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Anna Cynar