Friday, 2 November 2007

Gap

Recycle Gap clothes


Although I am disgusted at the fact that yet another high street store has proved the pressure for increasing profits has ensured the wage enslavement of children (The Herald, October 29) I am annoyed that it has proposed destruction of the garments produced.

Rather than wasting these clothes and adding to the carbons in our air through the use of incinerators, would it not be a better idea for Gap to consult with a children's charity and for the clothes to be distributed among those who need them?

We are failing the children of the world by our push for profits and cheap, throwaway goods. All of the legislation in the land will not protect children unless real sanctions are applied to companies that use vendors who are not properly investigated using standard criteria. Scottish hotels and other businesses would not employ foreign nationals without certain checks. Western corporations should not be allowed to exploit the child poverty in developing countries and, if they have been proven to be lax, should have stiff financial penalties imposed.

http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/letters/display.var.1794819.0.recycle_gap_clothes.php

3 comments:

enigma4ever said...

what a good idea- do some good with something...clothes made by other children given to other children...somehow that actually sounds right...

like your blog am going to poke around a bit here....

Pete said...

No Sweat is involved in trying to
organise Starbucks workers in Glasgow alongside IWW, so if you want to help out , get in touch
Pete

cherry_blossoms said...

O my goodness finally someone has something sensible to say about Gap's disgusting attitude!!