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Hey Santa Cruz! Forever 21 Fails to Comply With Federal Sweatshop Investigation
Just droppin' this on ya as we seem to have one of these downtown at the corner of Pacific & Soquel. Oh yeah... They sell their sweatshop products using crude psychology, as the picture above from the downtown store's side window illustrates. A side tip: Use LOTS of lipstick and you won't have chapped lips girls.
Clothing chain retailer Forever 21 has been sued by the United States Department of Labor for ignoring a subpoena requesting information on how much the company’s suppliers pays the workers who make its clothes. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the salaries are well under the current U.S. federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.
For example, one Los Angeles factory worker told Bloomberg Business Week that she was paid 12 cents per vest that the company sells for $13.80.