sweatshops

What Is the iPhone?

Ethical Smartphone Startup Fairphone Wants Apple to Steal Its Idea

In many ways, Fairphone is more of an advocacy group than a tech company.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.28.17
sweatshops

The Women Who Make H&M's Clothes Are Fired For Getting Pregnant

A new report from the Asia Floor Wage Alliance finds evidence of widespread exploitation in H&M supplier factories in Cambodia and India. We spoke to labor activists to find out about how much life really sucks when you're making a $5.99 tank top.
Sirin Kale
5.24.16
News

The Elite Clothing Brands Paying Sri Lankan Factory Workers Poverty Wages

It's not just Beyonce's Ivy Park sportswear line racing to the bottom in the name of fast fashion.
Cole Kazdin
5.19.16
Culture

How Much It Sucks to Be a Sri Lankan Worker Making Beyoncé's New Clothing Line

According to a newspaper investigation, the sweatshop workers making the Ivy Park collection for Topshop are only making 64 cents an hour. We ask an expert on the Sri Lankan clothes industry just how bad the situation really is.
Sirin Kale
5.17.16
The Road to Nowhere Issue

Bangladeshi Sweatshops Continue to Imperil Workers’ Lives

In 2013, the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed, killing more than 1,100 Bangladeshi workers. Despite the news coverage, sweatshops aren't much better today.
Larry Towell
9.21.15
The Off the Deep End Issue

The Brazilian Town Where the American Confederacy Lives On

The Confederados are one of the last remaining enclaves of the children of the unreconstructed South.
Mimi Dwyer
2.5.15