Gap - Are Clothes Worth Someone's Life?
Gap is currently the second largest clothing retailer in the world. Many of its suppliers are located in poor, third-world countries like Bangladesh. Their workers work for below minimum wage, and, sometimes, no money at all. They are forced to work overtime, but they are not paid for it. Children as young as 10 years old are forced to work in sweatshops. This has to stop. People have to realize the unethical means by which their clothes are made. Gap's Code of Vendor Conduct claims to protect workers, yet, repeatedly, we are hearing reports of child labour, of below minimum wage salaries, and of forced labour. Of course, it must be noted that several children cannot live without these jobs, but in some of these cases, the children are not paid
anyways, are forced to work against their own wishes, or are sold by their parents, and so receive no salary. Protest against the unfair wages given to the children to ensure that when people are employed, they are given at least minimum wage. Sign this petition, pledging to buy, as much as possible, from ethical companies, and pledging to raise awareness of this terrible issue.