Rebel Voice

Rebel Voice has often heard the maxim, It’s an ill-divided world. One of the sectors where this can be seen is in the fashion industry. Garments that are made in one place by exploited workers, are bought in others for extortionate prices by those who are oblivious to the harm that their purchases cause. A dress that cost $0.90 to make often sells for $50-60. Those who create these fashion items are very poorly paid and often work in dangerous conditions. The consumer is fleeced. The middle-man, i.e. the Corporation, makes off like a bandit.

Although there is today a greater awareness of this global problem, it has still not been effectively dealt with. Nor will it be unless western governments seize the initiative and act to severely punish those corporations found guilty of such exploitation. Strong words of condemnation are not enough. Massive fines must be imposed. Such…

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