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According to someone from OXFAM-America:

...the legislation would expand a program that monitors labor conditions so that the apparel industry could grow while reducing the number sweat shops.

However, I am not so sure.  I put in the following comment:

This promotes low value added assembly of low end clothing items.  It wouldn't be so bad if it could be used as a starting point that eventually leads via industrial upgrading to higher value added design intensive, fashion sensitive items such as those produced in the industrial clusters of Emilia Romagna.  Will that happen?  Highly unlikely.

"Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark." Cheyenne

by maracatu on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 09:05:29 AM EST

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