Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Tiny Fingers Make Fast, Delightful Work

This wonderful new browser plug-in will inform you how many tiny fingers made that garment or handbag you are searching for online. I find this highly useful. The number of child laborers is sort of equivalent to thread count for sheets. The more tiny fingers worked upon it, the more valuable it must be. I think that's their point at least. (via)

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boysplz (#9,812)

Wow, I remember being floored by the description of something like this in The Blind Assassin. In there they had rugs woven by children that were blinded by the poor lighting conditions and merchants would argue over how many kids a specific rug had blinded. I guess it's reassuring that more and more of Margaret Atwood's terror fantasies are coming true.

hershmire (#233,671)

Tried in Chrome. Doesn't work with any products or any of the shopping sites. Unless these companies have suddenly stopped using child labor….

hershmire (#233,671)

@hershmire Great. And now my coworker wants to know why I'm browsing women's dresses at work.

BadUncle (#153)

Less depressing app, please? Like how many tiny people work on the shows you watch? Herve Villachez: Never Forget!

Villa (#2,985)

At some point I read an article about how the industry hiring child labor was under scrutiny and pink slipped all their tiny employees. Great! The parents put many of them in child prostitution rings. I then threw up my hands and bought a sweater at the Gap. Maybe it was propaganda. Voting with my dollars is hard.

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