Letters: Sweatshop scandals

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Sweatshop scandals

Sir: I may be stating the obvious but I would like to point out that the simplest way to take action against the fashion industry over the "global sweatshop" ("Behind the designer labels, a world of exploitation and abuse", 24 September) is to boycott its products until it improves conditions for its workers.

It seems the obvious solution; in theory we should all be able to go without that Ralph Lauren shirt, those Hilfiger combats.

But I fear that in our image-obsessed society, where the religion is consumerism and money is our god, we would rather see people suffer exploitation and human rights abuses than give up these symbols of our devotion.


London WC1