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During the 2001 economic collapse in Argentina, the seamstresses at Brukman’s Clothing Factory took over the operation the owners had abandoned. They reorganized it on a self-management model, without a doubt the most inspiring of the many new economic experiments in that country. Isaac Isitan followed these courageous women over many years, their struggle to get the operation running again, their expulsion from the factory, months of battling to get it back, and tangles with the law. This is the story of a venture that began as a means of survival and became a genuine school for civics.
The Spanish company Inditex , which owns the Zara brand, says it will investigate the alleged use of children to sew their shoes through a factory subcontracted in Portugal, according to the weekly magazine Expresso.
The aforementioned magazine publishes a report on child labor in Portugal centered on Carlitos and Miguel, two children aged 11 and 14 , respectively, who sew Zara brand shoes inside their homes. Continue reading “A weekly from Portugal claims that a company subcontracted by Zara exploits children”