Sweatshop

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Sweatshop

A factory or other workplace where persons work for unusually low pay. The word connotes places where labor laws are consistently violated. For example, sweatshops may pay below minimum wage and hire underage persons. Alternatively, sweatshops may be legally set up in countries that have very few labor laws, but many still consider them unethical or immoral.
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At least in Britain, it is not being made in a sweat shop.
Sarah visited sweat shops in China for her fashion course dissertation and says while she didn't see anything very bad, she wonders whether her tour guides showed her the truth.
A campaign launched to get better conditions in the sweat shops is not demanding much - a small increase in pay and fewer hours.
The respondents defined ethical clothes as those that were not made using child labour or sweat shops.
Many accepted the dirty jobs - coal mining, sweat shops, factory labor and fishing.
Buying up clothes made in Far East sweat shops, whose workers are exploited and paid a pittance.
People's freedoms are violated everyday by sweat shops employing children so we can have nice shoes.
Most was cheap rubbish imported from sweat shops in the Far East and matched with high-quality labels bearing the names of top designers.
In other words, the company turned to sweat shops, where child workers and others are rewarded extremely poorly for their labour.
Many of the clothes in Britain's high street stores have been made in sweat shops in Asia, according to a new report.
Students from Connecticut, New Jersey and New York worked to address issues of their choice, which included Mideast relations, gay rights, sweat shops, homelessness, women's rights, the refugee crisis, immigration, and more.
That figure doesn't include the 42 million employed to make football kits in sweat shops.