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    Jazzy
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    ….is the title of this picture.

    I found it very thought provoking and shows how much we take for granted in our lives comes at a cost to others…

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    Has been the same to a certain extent for centuries. More importantly, what as individuals are we doing to help?

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    Yes it certainly isn’t a recent thing.

    It will take turning our backs on the current model of Capitalism to make anything really change.

    I know it’s possible to buy some things ethically but while people have a choice they will mostly opt for the cheaper option. You can’t really blame them for that

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    Thought provoking, very true and something I would think most of us contribute towards probably unthinkingly and unintentionally at some time or other, a sad fact of supply and demand and economy. The answer is not an easy one. The laws need to be changed to protect them but good luck with that one, much easier said than done and of course, if there were laws put in place and what’s more to the point implemented, so that they were paid a decent rate then, naturally, prices would go up, possibly making them prohibitive. If we stopped buying from the sweatshop owners the poor souls that work there for a pittance would then get nothing at all.  :unsure:

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    If we stopped buying from the sweatshop owners the poor souls that work there for a pittance would then get nothing at all.

    My sentiments as well, Fruitcake. As unfair and unjust as it is (is that tautology?), without the Western world’s demand, the people who work for so little would be worse off; stopping the acquisition means stopping them working which stops them earning and eventually stops them living.

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