Charley Cameron

Activists Stage Flash "Faint-Ins" at Clothing Stores in Europe to Protest Sweatshop Conditions

by , 09/22/12
filed under: Ecouterre

social responsibility, eco fashion, sweatshop labor, h&m, gap, inhumane working conditions, responsible fashion

Cheap fashion often comes at a high price for the sweatshop workers who create the garments, which is why activists from the Clean Clothes Campaign took to clothing stores throughout Europe last week and staged “faint-ins.” Appearing to pass out on the floors of Zara, H&M and the Gap, members of the campaign sought to highlight instances of mass fainting in sweatshops in Cambodia. In just two days last month at least 284 employees collapsed at a the M&V International Manufacturing in Kompong Chhang province. Workers in the Southeast Asian nation are regularly exposed to unsafe working conditions, experiencing poverty pay and malnutrition as they produce the ever-popular garments.



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