Designer labels' sweatshop scandal
Date of publication: December 2, 2007
Source: Sunday Mirror - UK
Author: Adam Lee-Potter
Excerpt from article:
They are the labels that have always conjured up everything Italy stands for... style, elegance and expensive good taste.
For generations Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Prada have been the essence of haute couture and "Made in Italy" meant just that - the chicest handbags from Milan, heels from Rome and gowns from Florence, handcrafted by Italian craftsmen.
Not any more...
Italy's finest fashion houses are leaning increasingly on an army of cheap Chinese immigrants who have turned Tuscany's textile powerhouse into Italy's Little China...