Suitable for all age groups, Stop Sweatshops! dispels some myths about sweatshops and draws attention to the labour violations and exploitation that take place in the garment industry. This video takes a close look at sweatshops in the U.S. through interviews with former garment factory workers and news footage of the discovery of a Los Angeles sweatshop in 1997. Stop Sweatshops! also presents a demonstration organized by students against GAP
Canadian t-shirt manufacturer Gildan Activewear is closing two factories in Mexico, two Montreal textile plants and a cutting operation in New York. An estimated 1,365 Mexican and 465 Canadian and U.S. workers will be laid off. Workers at the Mexican factories were particularly hard hit, as the region is already reeling from Hanesbrands' laying-off of 1,700 workers in December 2006. With MSN’s assistance, our local Mexican partner organization in Monclova, SEDEPAC, put forward a series of proposals to Gildan.