Debunked: 10 of the Most Common Excuses for Not Paying a Living Wage

by , 09/29/12

Sweatshops excuses, fair labor, living wages, fashion industry, fair trade

Fast fashion companies have plenty of excuses for not paying workers a fair living wage. Consumers don’t want to pay more for clothes, they argue, and they insist that they’re helping create jobs for people in developing countries who would otherwise be unemployed. None of these excuses stand up to scrutiny, and over at Ecouterre we’ve taken the time to debunk 10 of the most common (lame) excuses fashion labels make for not paying a living wage.


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