WHEN it comes to preparing children for the school year, one of the first considerations is buying the school uniform.
And yet how many parents think about the working conditions under which that uniform was made?
Workers in the textile industry are among the most exploited of all, in some cases earning as little as $2 an hour.
By buying uniforms that have been made through operations run by such unscrupulous contractors, parents are encouraging the continuation of this exploitation.
It is worth checking the label and asking the retailer whether they are sure the uniform they are selling has been made by a company that has paid a just wage to the worker.
Only through greater awareness and diligence will such unfair practices be eliminated.