Stephen Cassar, Sunday Circle
Look at the label of your newest item of clothing. What does the name evoke? Glamour, beauty, fashion. Impossibly thin goddesses parading in astonishing outfits that fit them perfectly like a second skin. On closer examination one might notice , written in small print at the bottom, “made in china”.
The first thought that would creep into mind might be. “That Chinese guy must be filthy rich by now with all the cash I spend on clothes”. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. A Google search and few clicks on the web will reveal the cruel reality. The price paid for that beautiful suite or dress is roughly the month’s wage of the workers who actually sowed it. While company executives enjoy multi million dollar budgets, the third world workers, who made the actual outfit, are left with barely enough cash to cover food, rent and transport to and from the factory.