62p AN HOUR: What women sleeping 16 to a room
get paid to make Ed and Harriet’s £45 ‘This Is What A Feminist Looks
Like’ T-shirts | Daily Mail | November 2014
T-shirts proudly worn by Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Harriet Harman are
made in ‘sweatshop’ conditions by migrant women paid just 62p an hour, a
Mail on Sunday investigation has revealed.
women machinists on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius sleep 16 to a
room – and earn much less than the average wage on the island.
£45 T-shirts carry the defiant slogan ‘This is what a feminist looks
like’. But one of the thousands of machinists declared: ‘We do not see
ourselves as feminists. We see ourselves as trapped.’
In this special investigation by the Mail On Sunday, Ben Ellery reveals exactly what is like for these women.
100p = £1
On November 1, 2014 (this story’s date of publication):
£1 = $1.59USD
62p (£0.62) = $0.99USD
Garment workers paid 62p/hr. to make a shirt sold for £45 =
Garment workers paid 99¢/hr. to make a shirt sold for $71.