Letters: Ban the sweatshops

Sir: The wealthy West will continue to exploit cheap Third World labour until these wretched people have the ability to earn a decent wage in their own countries. But the Third World is in debt to us. Many have secured large loans which they are unable to pay..

We in the West are the guilty party and it is up to us to make ethical choices. Encouraging a ban on sweatshop-made "designer goods" is a start and I welcome it, but there is a long way to go.