Hanes Sweatshops

Sweatshops and Child Labor

Child labor for Hanes

The popular company Hanes have sweatshops with over 200 kids, 11 or younger have been working for as low as 6 cents an hour for sewing Hanes clothes. They are treated very harshly, often beaten and whipped for not working long enough, or spending too long in the bathroom. They work 12-14 hours and sometimes 19-20 hour shifts, 7 days a week. In the month of September the kids only got one day off. Hanes has not said anything about the accusations of sweatshops.

Reflection

The industrial revolution made working and safety conditions worse. men, women, and children all worked in sweatshops that had little to no safety. Solutions to sweatshops are paying the workers what they deserve, increasing safety, less hours, no abuse. I learned from this project that so many popular company's use sweatshops. As an American Consumer, I am more concerned of how my products I buy are made, because I don't want it bad enough for a kid to take a beating for it on the other side of the world

References

Children Found Sewing Clothing For Wal-Mart, Hanes & Other U.S. & European Companies - National Labor Committee. (n.d.). Retrieved January 14, 2016, from http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/lwp/NLC_childlabor.html