Because the sweat shops are employing child labour and not paying a fair price to them. It is appalling and while we in the west continue to buy these products it will keep happening.
The reverse of this if they increased the cost to say $15 then we would be talking about how it's not affordable for some Australian families - so I don't believe there is a win for any situation at the moment - I guess at least Target/Kmart are somewhat supporting the overseas market while making it affordable for Australian families. End of the day business is business.
They are not supporting, its called exploiting,,,to save some bucks for the school they should get the kids to clean the toilets all amenities etc,,,no worries business is business
Not all expensive brands are made ethically either - it's always best to buy Australian made where possible - even some of the big expensive brands are made in these conditions - price isn't always a good indication of ethical trade.
Lowes seems to have mid range prices (happy to pay if more ethical?)...anyone know if their uniforms come from sweat shops? Most schools have 2nd hand outlet - worth looking as many garments in good condition. Also feel that public schools should suggest colour code to parents if that's easier/cheaper & not be so pedantic about exact uniform. Learning not image is what's important.
We tried the cheaper shirts years ago didnt event get a month out of them, they pilled and unraveled. The ones from the uniform places may be dearer but my kids are wearing shirts that are passed down and six yrs old
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