Judy, that is a very picturesque story about the making of the
jewelry you bought on The Shopping Channel.
You can get other picturesque stories of working conditions in
such as this one-
Or you could go here
for a human rights report on Thailand which speaks of the buying and
selling of human beings, including children and whole families, for
purposes such as sweatshop labor, indentured servitude and sexual
Corporations don’t get their product made half way around the globe
because it’s picturesque. They do it because that’s where they they
can profit the most from exploiting the lack of safety, labor and
environmental regulations, and the poverty and desperation of the
I would not personally wear, or recommend that anyone wear, the
bitter fruit of sweatshop labor. It’s just not pretty.
Dos Manos Jewelry
End of forwarded message