Top 10 Fashion Brands That Still Use Sweatshops

A workplace having poor working conditions hazardous to physical and mental health of the illegally employed, underpaid and forced women & child laborers is called a sweatshop.

What Are Sweatshops?

Zara, famous fast-fashion retailer, sources most of its products from sweatshops located in Turkey, Istanbul where the women and child laborers are underpaid and sexually exploited.


Nike, the most prominent sports brand has been under constant scrutiny for child labor and hazardous working conditions in its sweatshops in Vietnam and Hansae.


Skechers, a sports brand having sweatshops in China, Vietnam, and Cambodia, is also accused of the sweatshop on wheels culture where the truck drivers are underpaid and abused.


H&M, an infamous Swedish fast fashion brand has sweatshops in Bangladesh & Myanmar where women, children, and teens all are employed for long laborious hours with less than minimum wages.


GAP, a very popular American apparel fast fashion company has its sweatshops in Bangladesh, India, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia where underpayment and sexual harassment is reported.


Adidas has been using sweatshops that employ child and women labor that is underpaid and harassed. However it is outgrowing the culture by practicing more sustainability towards its labor.


The Kids’ favorite Disney is unfortunately one of the perpetrators involved in the sweatshop culture. It has its sweatshops in China, where the laborers put in extra working hours regularly.


This luxury brand for women’s nightwear, and beauty products has sweatshops in Jordan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka where women and children are physically and sexually assaulted.

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Forever 21, a popular fast-fashion brand, has been reported to employ child labor in Uzbekistan and pay very low wages to its workers who work for long hours without compensation.

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Aeropostale, an apparel & accessories retailer, has sweatshops in Sri Lanka and Vietnam. It has chosen to remain silent on Uzbek Government’s controversial policy on cotton.