The True Cost of Fashion: Balancing the Scales

The True Cost of Fashion: Balancing the Scales

By Bianca Alexander According to the Department of Labor, over half of the garment factories in the United States are sweatshops.  The popularity of sweatshops began at the turn of the 20th century, as consumer demand rose for trendy but inexpensive off-the-rack clothing.  Given the difficulty of mechanizing the clothing manufacture process, cheap human labor … Continue reading