|Ed Miliband Wears 'Made in Sweatshop' Feminist T-Shirt|
|by Tom McGregor||Sun, Nov 2, 2014, 12:52 AM|
Great Britain Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband is encouraging pro-Feminist supporters to wear T-shirts that were manufactured under sweatshop conditions on the island of Mauritius.
According to the Belfast Telegraph, "A women's rights charity behind a t-shirt campaign now caught up in controversy over claims the products were made in "sweatshop" conditions has said it will order the clothes be withdrawn from sale if the reports are proven."
Fayzal Ally Beegun, president of the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Union, is quoted as saying that, "The workers in this factory are treated very poorly and the fact that politicians in England are making a statement using these sweatshop t-shirts is appalling."
As reported by the Belfast Telegraph, "The T-shirts, proudly worn by Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Harriet Harman proclaiming their feminist credentials, are made by women workers being paid just 62p an hour, the Mail on Sunday reported."
Nevertheless, the British firm that is selling the T-shirts, Whistles, claims that the T-shirts were made according to so-called "ethical standards."
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