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UNDER-WAGED CLOTHES


source: www.nlcnet.org/resources/
wages.htm


www.nationalpriorities.org/
sos2001/us.pdf


Clean Clothes Campaign, Wearing thin – The state of pay in the fashion industry 2000- 2001,
www.cleanclothes.org/ftp/
wearing_thin.PDF


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Of the prize paid for a new T-shirt just a minimum part goes to the worker who made it…

Average apparel wages/per hour* in selected countries (1998)
countrywage (US$)living wage/per hour
USA7.2-8.4215.39-32,012**
Peru0.90 
El Salvador0.591.18
Honduras0.430.79
Haiti0.300.58
Romania0.24 
China0.230.87
Pakistan0.20-0.26 
India0.20-0.30 
Indonesia0.10 
Bangladesh0.01 

* As reported to the National Labor Committee by workers in these countries.

** Living wage for a family of three.
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