Saturday, January 29, 2011

Today a Tamil handed me a flier about the mistreatment of his colleagues in Sri Lanka. It urges we boycott Sri Lankan clothing, much of which is sold at Victoria's Secret and GAP. It points out that the govnernment there has 300,000 civilians interned, and that 40% of its foreign exchange comes from textile exports - 50% of which go to the US. At Victoria's Secret that percentage is the standard.
Why are they not made in the US - as were Minawear Hemp clothes? And why are they not hemp? The issue of low wages and the overuse of cotton might well have also been addressed.
For all of these reasons it might be best to 'mind the GAP' and expose Victoria's 'secret'.
They gave me the following URL for more info:

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