Read: How Much It Sucks to Be a Sri Lankan Worker Making Beyoncé’s New Clothing Line

I have just read a very interesting article on Vice.com about How Much It Sucks to Be a Sri Lankan Worker Making Beyoncé’s New Clothing Line.

“According to a newspaper investigation, the sweatshop workers making the Ivy Park collection for Topshop are only making 64 cents an hour.” …

Talk about women’s empowerment. Only when convenient for her image I guess. Ok she may not be responsible for hiring herself those workers but when you reach that level in your career you pay attention to details, even tho that is far from being a detail.

“British tabloid newspaper the Sun on Sunday ran an expose describing the Sri Lankan garment workers making the range as “sweatshop ‘slaves’ earning just 44p (64 cents) an hour making ’empowering’ Beyoncé clobber.” Reporters visited “poverty-stricken seamstresses” at the MAS Holdings factory in Sri Lanka, which produces the clothes.”

“What is being described by the Sun it looks like a severe case of exploitation, bordering on slavery,” said anti-exploitation campaigner Jakub Sobik from Anti-Slavery International. Read more.

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Aleksandar Tomovic
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French photographer (of Serbian Origins) lives and works in Los Angeles. Known for his celebrity fashion editorials and recognized around the world for his european esthetics and american efficiency.

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