The Gap Sweatshops

By: Kelsey Shields


Indian Sub Continental, North and South East Asia, Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean, South America


Chinos (Clothed fabric)





Unpaid wages

physical punishments

Verbal abuse

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))

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The Gap responsed by pulling its business from 136 factories and tuned down bids from more than 100 others. Agreed to rethink accepted garment industry business practices, which include unrealistic production cycles that drive suck anuses as unpaid overtime.

Dahle, C. (2004) . Gaps New Look: The-See through. Fast Company, (86), 69-71

I learned...

Gap sweatshops went though hard lives and days just to make a living. They also faced cruelty from the bosses.Sweatshops today have limited the harsh treatment towards their workers
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Sweatshops today

Stronger labor laws

It has improved them through the use of technology.


Create labor laws

Going on strike to improve the working conditions

As I consumer I am now more concerned with how the products I buy are made

I realize how poorly company's treat others to gain more money for themselves.

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.