VICTORIAS SECRET NOT SO SECRET SWEATSHOP
What is a sweatshop?
a factory or workshop, especially in the clothing industry, where manual workers are employed at very low wages and very poor conditions.
*The laborers work 14 to 15
hours a day and are forced
to sew one bikini every 3.3
live in small fenced-in dorms that have
no hot water or heat.
*“A worker gets four cents for a woman’s bikini that sells for 14 U.S. dollars – a fraction of the retail price. In 2006, Victoria’s Secret sales totaled 3.2 billion U.S. dollars from retail outlets alone.”
“The 150 laborers get one day off every three to four months
Where is the the sweatshop for Victoria's Secret/ PINK located?
How did the Industrial Revolution affect working conditions?
During the Industrial Revolution, working conditions were hard and had very low wages. Workers earned $8-$10 a week or 10 cents an hour. Employees were 8-14 and older. Factories were not the best places to work. The smoke from the machines caused smoke and left the workers covered in black soot and smoke.
What solutions/alernatives are there to sweatshops?
Sweatshops are doing something to help. They are providing jobs that pay better than other alternatives, and they are contributing to offer an economic development that gives a beneficial outcome.