Slavery: Just Do It

Nike Slavery

Nike clothing and shoes

Have you ever wondered where your Nike apparel comes from? Well 90%f Nike shoes and clothing is made in China, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Did you think about who made them? Or about the working cnditions?


Most Nike apparel is made by adults. The conditions though are horrible. According to the Daily Mail, workers were kicked, slapped, and verbally abused. The factories are open for 20 hours and the people are not able to leave until the factory closes. “Nike gave “A” ratings to 4 percent of its factories in the fiscal year ended May 31, 2011, compared to 6 percent in 2010. Factories with “B” grades increased to 45 percent from 33 percent.”

Only .4% of money made by a bought shoe is given to all the workers, who are forced to work in horrible conditions.

Ways to help

There are many way to help stop slavery in Nike factories. There are many non-profit organizations that try to stop the slavery. You can also write letters to the company, start a petition, create awareness, etc.