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  • Date Submitted: 04/08/2012 08:36 PM
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It is without a doubt that Forever 21 is a store that women love to shop in, but most women don’t know that the clothes they are wearing are made from hard working, underpaid employers in sweatshops all over the world. Forever 21, originally known as Fashion 21, was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1984 by Korean-American Don-Won Chang and his wife, Jin Sook. People began noticing the fashion forward designs, and the store became increasingly popular. By the end of the first year, sales had risen from $35,000 to $700,000. (la.indymedia.org)Fashion 21 eventually expanded at the rate of a new store every six months and changed the Fashion 21 brand name to Forever 21.There is a great number of fashion loving ladies sporting their Forever 21 gear. We see the majority of women walking on the street wearing Forever 21. It seems young, fashion savvy shoppers online and off is continuing to favor Forever 21. I hear bloggers, coworkers, or friends bragging about their latest Forever 21 deal, and I think to myself, “Do you have any idea who or what you are supporting?” We’d hoped for awhile that the despicable chain would disappear, which has been the fate of many retailers this year. However, it seems their evil plot of world domination is continuing.

Forever 21 has been running sweatshops all over the world but specifically in California and using Mexican immigrants labor in working conditions to provide you with cheap disposable clothing. Especially to all our readers that shop at Forever 21, how can you in good conscious spend money on a product that forces fellow women to work in sweatshop conditions? Several of these women have joined together to create a must see documentary called “Made in LA”. This documentary follows the story of three remarkable immigrant women in Los Angeles that work in garment sweatshops and are embarking to win basic labor protections. (madeinla.com)It is very easy to say “Oh yeah, it may be cheap labor but the clothes are super cute...


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