Sweatshops Negatives

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Sweatshops are factories around the globe that violate labor rights to produce items at low prices. These items are commonly exported to other countries and sold for higher prices than their labor and materials are worth. Their integration into the markets of other countries brings many negative effects. It is important that people in the United States examine their purchases and pay attention to where their items are made, by whom, and under what conditions. Countries and their laws vary but part of being an aware consumer is acknowledging them. Another part consumers need to know is what classes, ethnicities, and genders are employed in sweatshops. The third piece of information, and the reason behind the sweatshop debate, is being aware of their working conditions. To bring an end to sweatshops, the world must partake in being conscious consumers. America included, and everyone in it, is guilty of participating in the continuation and success of sweatshops and the corporations and regimes that run them. It is beneficial for humans to strive harder to buy commodities that reflect larger global values with respect to workers rights, the environment and so forth. Although there are proponents for sweatshops, there are many more that condemn it. It’s important for consumers to understand sweatshops and both perspectives in order to make informed decisions.

In regards to sweatshops there are several pieces of information consumers should be aware of in order to make informed decisions. The first thing to understand is where items are commonly made and what the regulations in that country are. Sweatshops produce shoes, clothes, foods, and other accessories that can be cheaply created. They are often located in countries with minimal...

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...venient low prices, but also low quality, are made from these factories that utterly disregard labor rights and human rights. To be an informed consumer and take part in the collapse of sweatshops it is important to be aware of where items are made, by whom, and under what conditions. Consumers should know what countries produced the item and their laws, what groups of people are exploited, and how these people are exploited and the conditions in factories. The problem of sweatshops isn’t an isolated conflict, globalization and the increasing desire to sell affects everyone. Although many advocate sweatshops the reasons to discontinue them and the benefits from their destruction are priceless and numerous. Between responsibility for their knowledge and actions, and respect for life, it is ultimately the consumer’s choice how to participate in the sweatshop debate.

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