Letters: Ban the sweatshops

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The Independent Culture
Sir: If David Blunkett's National Advisory Committee for Creative Cultural Education ("We must act now to shut down sweatshops", 25 September), had the imagination to reintroduce dressmaking into the school curriculum, not only would young people who wish to work in fashion be better equipped to do so, but those with the conviction to boycott shops who are known to use cheap, bonded or child labour could acquire the skills with which to "make their own".

ROWENA LUKE-KING

Fashion and Textile Designer

Brighton

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