The Gap Sweatshops
By: Kelsey Shields
Violation of local laws
Health and safety violations
Failure to provide proper protective equipment
Worked 12 hours a day, 7 days a week
(Satchell M., Cannon, A, Horn, M.,and Loftus M.(1999))
Dahle, C. (2004) . Gaps New Look: The-See through. Fast Company, (86), 69-71
It has improved them through the use of technology.
Going on strike to improve the working conditions
As I consumer I am now more concerned with how the products I buy are made
several Factory Acts were passed..
Factory Act 1819: Limited the hours worked by children to a maximum of 12 hours a day.
Factory Act of 1833: Children under 9 banned from working in the textiles industry and 10-13 year old limited to a 48 hour a week.
Factory Act 1844: Maximum of 12 hours work per day for women
Factory Act 1847: Maximum of 10 hours worked per day for women and children.
Factory Act 1850: Increased hours worked by women and children to 10 and a half hours.