Feminist T-Shirt Caught Up In Sweatshop Controversy
A Mail On Sunday investigation claims the popular "This is what a feminist looks like" T-shirts are produced in a Mauritian sweatshop.By Nathan Giannini | November 3, 2014
A U.K. women's rights charity behind a popular pro-feminism T-shirt has vowed to investigate claims the shirts are produced in sweatshop conditions.
The shirts, which are a collaboration between the Fawcett Society and Elle magazine, sell for £45, or more than $70 each, with all the profits going to the charity.
But a Mail On Sunday investigation revealed the shirts are produced on the island of Mauritius by migrant women. They are allegedly forced to sleep 16 to a room and paid just $1 per hour — around a quarter of the country’s average wage.