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Cowboys and Sweatshops (Participation)

March 9, 2012

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  1. Matthew Dennis permalink

    pretty interesting to know, I think that knowing where your clothes are made allows you to make an educated purchase. It can change you opinion on the brands you buy from as well especially if they allow bad conditions where their clothing is manufactured.

  2. Kyla Chappell permalink

    What was most interesting to me in this video, is the conversation with the manager or whoever that guy was, he seemed unaware of the violations occurring in the very sweatshops he oversees! Like the reporter said, how can they be there for a week researching the work conditions and pick up on all these violations, and the monitoring system has overlooked them. Part of me thinks this is in not an accident that these violations are not being reported. It is sad that the Dallas Cowboys receive so much representation, while having the clothing they sell being made by people making less than the selling price of the clothing, and working in terrible working conditions. I think there is a lot that can be done to improve these conditions, and if so the Cowboys would still be making a large profit on their merchandise. Something needs to be done about this, as well as the head people of the merchandise sales needing to become more informed and aware of what is going on.

  3. Joseph B. Gentzkow permalink

    It is good that there are reports such as this about the origins of the goods that we purchase. Information such as this in the public domain can only possibly help and not hurt things. It allows people to make a more educated decision as to which brands they choose to support.

    I agree that the ignorance of those in the Cowboys organization as to the actions of their contractors is quite stunning. Given that their conduct will ultimately affect their business, they ought to keep a closer eye on things.

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