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How the iPhone Helps Perpetuate Modern-Day Slavery

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
C. Robert Gibson

We either have to collectively decide that we'll hold onto our current products as long as we can until the promise of sustainable manufacturing is made, or to line up like cattle for the next level of expensive gadgets made possible by a tremendous amount of human suffering.

Jeopardy Contestant Tells Trebek He's Wearing 'Fancy Suit' Made By Children

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business

A Jeopardy contestant accused host Alex Trebek of wearing a suit made in a sweatshop during an episode of the game show that aired Wednesday. The ...

You Won't Believe What's in Your Cell Phone

Heather White | Posted 05.12.2014 | Technology
Heather White

2014-03-12-ScreenShot20140312at9.22.11AM.pngBenzene poisoning is not the fault of any one global electronic brand. It is the human cost of electronic sweatshops where profit is prioritized above safety.

Outsourcing and Me: Adventures in Manufacturing

Ron Barth | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Ron Barth

A company is a shared responsibility and a contract between employees and owners -- it is not diminishing people to simply "capital" to be spent.

Wendy Robbins: Mission Possible

Wendy Robbins | Posted 09.25.2013 | Women
Wendy Robbins

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to do something that will change your life in 72 hours. It will include questioning the status quo.

Emran Hossain

Bangladeshi Labor Activist's Murder Remains Mystery 14 Months After Death | Emran Hossain | Posted 06.22.2013 | World

WASHINGTON-- Less than a day after discovering his mutilated body, Bangladeshi police buried labor activist Aminul Islam some 60 miles from his home. ...

The Great Fashion Knockoff Debate

Maria Tettamanti | Posted 07.15.2013 | Miami
Maria Tettamanti

Which invariably begs the question: What qualities make the iconic Birkin the real deal Holyfield? I chat up Kirby on the heated topic and with 12 years of consignment business under belt -- she knows a thing or two about the knockoff industry and what makes the classic Birkin the so special.

Emran Hossain

Nobel Laureate's 'Begging' Solution For Bangladesh Disasters | Emran Hossain | Posted 05.13.2013 | World

Following the death of more than 1,100 workers in the Rana Plaza building collapse, government and business leaders are struggling to address the comp...

Any Job Is a Good Job? Think Again

Dan Viederman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Viederman

We must continue to hold companies accountable for the working conditions of people who sew, build and harvest for them at the bottom of their supply chains.

Trade Cards, Not People

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cathleen Falsani

Call Response weaves raw footage shot undercover in brothels and sweatshops in the developing world with talking heads such as Cornel West.