Sweatshops are inhumane factories owned by large and often corporate companies that employ poor workers for minimum wage or close to no pay. They are often work for long hours and are in poor conditions. Most companies, such as H&M or Forever 21 use sweatshops, due to their cheap cost and quick production. This is known as 'Fast Fashion'.
Products that commonly come from sweatshops are garments, cotton, bricks, cocoa, and coffee.
This whole thing would inevitably cause a lot of conflict and controversy. The statement is often raised 'At least sweatshop workers have a job!'. In this comic, will be explaining both points of the argument, giving all the information you could need about sweatshops and their conditions- and at the end- making a final judgement- who's right?
The first argument against sweatshops is that Sweatshops do not get rid of poverty. Workers must spend most of their paycheck on food and necessities for their families to survive, such as food, rent, healthcare, education, clothing, transportation and savings. Their wage isn't nearly enough.
A rebuttal to this point is that at least the workers are given a pay. For example, in Honduras, the average sweatshop worker earns $14 a day, while 44% of the population earns less than $2.