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CMU reports:

Two key rapper-headed fashion lines have come under fire for allegedly using a Honduran sweatshop to produce their goods.

According to a report by the US National Labour Committee P Diddy’s clothing
line Sean John and Jay-Z/Damon Dash’s Rocawear both use the Southeast
Textiles factory in Choloma, Honduras where employees are subjected to daily
body searches, supplied with contaminated drinking water and work 11 to 12
hour daily shifts. Employees receive 14p for each £30 sweatshirt they sew.

Responding to the report, Sean John Executive Vice President, Jeff Tweedy,
told reporters: “We had absolutely no knowledge of the situation … we take
these matters very seriously.”

But the National Labour Committee’s Charles Kernaghan said he had made
repeated attempts to discuss the matter with the Sean John company, but his
approaches had gone without response.

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  • http://flyovercountry.blog-city.com Chris

    This is bad news for R. Kelly. Where do you think they were sending potiential plaintiffs/witnesses?

  • UNFAIR

    I THINKS IS UNFAIR WHAT THESE WORKERS MUST GO THROUGH, BUT I ALSO THINK ITS UNFAIR THAT P. DIDDY AND JAYZ/ DAMON DASH ARE SINGLED OUT. BECAUSE EVERYTHING THAT YOU WEAR ON YOUR BODY COMES FROM SWEAT-SHOPS INCLUDING YOUR HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS, FURNITURE, ELECTRONIC EQUIPTMENT. SO IF YOUR GOING TO ATTACK, COME CORRECT AND ATTACK EVERYBODY. LIKE DKNY, LEVI, HILFIGER, SONY, AND THE LIST GO ON AND ON.

  • http://april4,20071043 Donnie Fentress

    i like your songs ,and whats popinbro

  • Jessica

    ABSOLUTELY I agree with UNFAIR. It is wrong for companies to continue using sweat shops and slave labor BUT it does happen. With nearly everything you purchase you are supporting this horrible act. It is up to US to be informed consumers! Search on the web “cruelty free” and you will be led to companies that sell every day needs and clothing that are both sweat shop free and animal free.
    *BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD.

  • Jessica

    It cut off the last bit of my post.
    That quote was by the one and only GANDHI.

    *”BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD.” GANDHI*