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Clean clothes – fashion free of slave labour in Argentina

 IPS 14 March 2019

In Argentina, there are now 20 brand names that guarantee that their garments are produced by workers in decent working conditions. IPS discovers how the Clean Clothes network is eradicating slave labour in the garment industry, which illegally employs some 30,000 people in sweatshops around the country. (1366 Words) - By Fabiana Frayssinet

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Fidel Daza and Susana Chiura (behind) in the 20 de Diciembre Cooperative in Buenos Aires, where the two Bolivian immigrants work after being freed from slave labour in garment industry sweatshops. The cooperative forms part of the Clean Clothes network fighting for decent working conditions, which already includes 20 brand names in Argentina.Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPS

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This Buenos Aires sweatshop was destroyed in April 2015 by a fire that claimed the lives of two Bolivian boys who were living there. The Clean Clothes network emerged in response to the indignation caused by the tragedy in this country, where 30,000 people work in sweatshops.Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPS

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