Hanes=Child labor.

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. 

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4 responses to “Hanes=Child labor.

  1. Wow, most people probably do not know anything about the child labor that is happening with this company. This topic is really unique. I think it’s important for consumers to have knowledge of the production process, especially when it involves extreme practices such as these. Thanks for researching and posting this!

  2. emmyjoy

    That is awful. It’s true, you hear about child labor but until you hear a testimonial, you really don’t feel compassion for children “without a face.” Thanks for sharing to bring awareness to what is really happening. Americans need to be aware of these incidents because these are helpless children that are making products we mistreat and take for granted.

  3. This is absolutely horrible! This also makes me think about all the clothing I wear. Most of my clothing is not made in the US, so that probably means a poor girl is being abused in the process of making my clothes. I do not like this. I would like to find a way to help change this aspect of unfair labor of children in other countries.

  4. Wow. It is insane to see that this goes on anywhere, let alone the US. I have always heard of it being done in other countries and it always makes me so angry to hear how unethical companies are just so they can get something done cheaper. It’s heartbreaking to hear a story like this.

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