We expect child labor in third world countries, but I never expected a product that I use so much to be guilty of this horrible practice.
In the video below we see a 11 year-old girl from Bangladesh tell her horrible story of being mistreated in a factory that makes Hanes products.
Halima earns six and a half cents per hour. She explains that if they make any mistakes with the clothing they are beaten and scolded. They are only allowed to go to the bathroom 2 or 3 times a day and if they take too long they are beaten. When buyers come these child laborers are locked in the bathroom.
This video breaks my heart. I can’t believe that a company that I see everyday could allow such a horrible thing to happen. This video was put out four years ago and I’m sure The PR professionals that work for Hanes had their work cut out for them.