Falling Into the Trade Gap

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Length (in minutes)
28min
Year
1995
Description

Do you know where your fashions come from? This video introduces you to Leslie, a 16 year old Honduran girl, who makes sweaters for Liz Claiborne, earning 60¢ for each one completed. Her story is a common one among many girls in Central America. In countries across the region young women work 12 hour days making clothing for U.S. companies such as Liz Claiborne and the Gap. Charles Kernaghan of the National Labor Committee joins Paper Tiger in piecing together this ironic tale of the bitter reality behind these popular clothing manufacturers.  (from papertiger.org/node/726)