Background: I (22F) studied abroad in Tanzania and became close friends with a Tanzanian student, Lucy(25F). In Tanzania it is common and cheap to get clothes made. I wanted to get some clothes made bc it would be extremely exspensive to get custom made clothes in the U.S. Lucy introduced me to a seamstress,ViVi, who was able to glance at a pic I pulled off pinterest and replicate it.
A year later Lucy is in a bad situation and asked me for help. I proposed a business idea of having ViVi make custom made clothes for people in the U.S. Because of their nonconventional body shapes my friends have trouble getting well fitting clothes, so they eagerly agreed to be some of my first clients. Lucy and I working out the kinks and are almost ready to take on our first clients.
Story: I was telling my dad about how things are going and we got into an argument over how much I'm going to pay ViVi. I'm going to pay ViVu triple of what she was asking for to be fair to her. She charges a whooping... keep reading on reddit ➡
To be honest, I don’t know much about sweatshops, but they seem really bad. I know companies like Nike and Adidas have used sweatshops to make their apparel. Is there any defense against corporations using sweatshops or is this simply a major downside of capitalism exploiting poorer countries?
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It's what Nan would've wanted.
It's not my problem. I won't boycott them, I won't spread awareness, and I certainly won't buy more expensive, locally made clothes or whatever. We have the governments for that, their job is to make tough decisions. If you feel like boycotting or whatever, go for it, just don't require athletes, companies and whoever else to follow suit because it's simply not their job to care about sweatshops in fucking Laos or wherever. Well you can ask, just don't be annoying, that's all.
First we have the 16 yr old who is unmotivated but will get the work done if told in a stern enough voice. She has smaller hands and tends not to gossip which will be good when one of her fellow children die of exhaustion in the factory.
Then we have the 12 yr old who is naturally artistic and already enjoys sewing. You should see the work this kid can do in embroiling prints on pillows and blankets !
Now, I’m sad one of them has to go, but dammit there is just no way I and my lady can afford a 3BR 2Bath in Middleton or far West for under $300k.
What say you ?
Sweatshops are one of the greatest alleviators out of poverty in human history. They deserve unquestioning praise. Multinational corporations entering into labour markets almost across the board raise productivity for domestic workers. They being access to new machines, new skills, that workers otherwise would not have had access to. This in turn raises. The economic evidence for this is consistent and striking.
Here's the Landmark study on it, https://www.nber.org/papers/w9669 which reviewed the economic literature and found consistently that multinational corporations raise the wages of the worlds poor. Here is a quote of their findings:
• Affiliates of U.S. multinational enterprises pay a wage premium that ranges from 40 percent in high-income countries to 100 percent, or double the local average in low-income countries. Graham (2000)
• Workers in foreign-owned and subcontracting apparel and footwear factories in Vietnam rank in the top 20... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm sure being the worker in such a place sucks. But you know what sucks more? Dying like flies village by village on lands with barren soils and no job like they used to.
It has been a long time since I watched the videos and I can't even recall what videos they were but I hope I'm not alone in remembering Destiny making the argument of "sure sweatshops aren't great but they're better than the alternative." He said similar things about China's work culture - I dunno how true this is but the whole idea suicide was a huge problem in China but at least their economy is better than it used to be so that's good.
But this was years ago when I first started following him in 2017. I always remembered these quotes though because generally Destiny is very dismissive of his "edgy Libertarian past" while I've only ever heard these arguments from actual Libertarian philosophers.
So I'm just wondering if he has changed his position on this? I haven't seen a video talking about it in a long time.
Hey everyone, I'm fairly young and new to Marxism so I'm not the most knowledgeable. I've been reading various texts and articles and I've also been debating with my parents to strengthen my arguments and knowledge. Whenever I mention the exploitation of workers in other countries (sweatshops) my dad says that it improved their quality of life and they would be worse off without them. How would you respond to this? Sorry if it's a dumb question
I'm a shift lead. Came down with the stomach flu today halfway through my shift and (obviously) needed to go home. Texted my manager and asked if they or another keyholder could come in ASAP because I was blacking out. SM told me to screw off because it's their day off. Thankfully, the ASM saved the day.
Definitely looking for a new job now.
Guys, don't work here. It's just not worth it.
Hey I need some material because I'm losing my mind and I heard this was the place to go to for such matters. My father gladly supports companies who use sweat factories in 3rd world countries because he says that they provide money to households that would otherwise starve, conditions are actually relatively good there, and people willingly work there so that they can afford to give their children an education. I don't even know where to start addressing this, so I sincerely hope that the people of this subreddit could provide me with some reliable resources and clear arguments. And my argument is pretty simply: sweat shops don't help people. Idk if this is even the correct argument so go at it at a different angle anything would be helpful.
I have looked up the steady wage/purchasing power increase and the private sector not really being private. I also saw that unions have stakes in all major industries.
But how much of the other side of the story of wage slavery and labour exploitation is true. How strong are labor laws compared to say the EU or india or the US.?
Could someone help me out with good resources/academic papers on this.
First time I’ll get as many people as I can 4 people at a time tip are appreciated NMT bells whateves Go to the left through the bridge and continue north DM me for the dodo code And leave through the airport Also comment your favorite dessert for faster entry Wearing a purple vest with a mask
Edit 1: 1st wave of people got in and starting to leave
Edit 2: accepting new people be patient
Edit 3: letting people sell and leave hang tight
Edit 4: WiFi went let me know if you didn’t properly sell
Edit 5 squeezing a few more till closing time got a new code just dm me
Edit 6 accepting no more people shop closing soon
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Looking for some pro-vegan clothes but also I've recently started trying to avoid cheap shirts that are often made in sweatshops. Would love something made in the US, fair trade, of something similar.
Edit: damn typo in the title.
I missed Heidi and Tim (mostly Tim). I watched Project Runway without them and it just was not the same. So I was happy to find Making the Cut.
Sure, I tolerated the constant barrage of pop songs and cringed at the Heidi & Tim bits. It was all okay because I really enjoyed watching a group of artists compete, encouraged by Tim’s guidance and feedback.
I even tolerated Amazon’s plug: “You’re going to make one high fashion piece and one that’s commercial— which will be immediately available on Amazon!!” Oh goody! I can instantly click the up button on my FireStick and order a pair of $500 pants! lol, no. Why Amazon is trying to market itself as a place for expensive clothes, I do not know. It’s like this: Would you want to go to Olive Garden and pay ten times as much for a dinner created by—what Olive Garden self-deemed— a Mischlian-Star chef? No.
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Hey buds, I thought it would be interesting to ask your opinions on this. My dad gladly supports companies that use sweat factories in 3rd world countries for the following reasons: they provide households with money so that they don't starve, their work conditions are relatively good, and people willingly work there so their children can afford an education. I personally (heavily) disagree. What are your takes on this?
Elich reports that in recent years, “the reign of free market ideology has brought a disturbing rise in sweatshop manufacturing, with conditions reminiscent of the worst of the nineteenth century.” In sweatshops that act as suppliers to big corporations like Walmart, Nike, and Adidas, employment “is akin to imprisonment. The Alejandro Apparel plant in Honduras is representative of sweatshops throughout the Third World, with its barbed-wire fence, locked gates and armed security guards. . .. [T]he firm is exempt from all taxes, import and export duties and tariffs.”
*Workers put in ten- and twelve-hour shifts, nonstop, for pennies an hour. In some plants, employees are regularly required to work unpaid overtime to meet impossibly high production quotas. “The supervisors stand over us shouting and cursing at us to go faster,” one former worker testifies. Workers spend all day toiling as fast as they can, breathing in dust particles, sweating under the factory heat, not allowed to st... keep reading on reddit ➡
Has anyone walked past the sweatshop near bargate, is it open? The website says yes but I'm dubious