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October 29, 2007

Gap Factories Using Forced Child Labor
Children as young as 10

LONDON, England (AP) -- Clothing retailer Gap Inc. said Sunday that it will convene all of its Indian suppliers to "forcefully reiterate" its prohibition on child labor after a British newspaper found children as young as 10 making Gap clothes at a sweatshop in New Delhi. India's government vowed earlier this year to enforce laws governing child labor. The Observer newspaper quoted the children as saying they had been sold to the sweatshop by their families in Indian states such as Bihar and West Bengal and would not be allowed to leave until they had repaid that fee. Whole story via CNN

Posted by cat at 07:12 AM