Recently I read quite the eyeopener on Jezebel. This article basically called out Victoria’s Secret for buying their cotton from a supplier whose labor is primarily conducted by 12 and 13 year old children.
And it’s not as if this was some random, one time mistake, the article stated that VS “usually buys up the entire fair trade and organic-certified cotton crop (which is apparently located in Burkina Faso) to make the lingerie it sells in the West.” [Check out the rest of the details in the original piece.]
Am I the only one extremely taken back my this? I mean, maybe I was just being naive, but I guess I never really gave much thought to where my underwear was being made. I suppose I was just sucked in by all the pink neon signs and sexy advertisements.
So maybe I should rephrase my title: Should I be anti-Victoria’s Secret?
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