Fight for fairly traded clothes in our shops
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For a long time I have been concerned about where the clothes in our shops come from. I don't know of a single shop on the high street or supermarket that sells clothes that are fairly traded. This means that short of buying all my family's clothes in charity shops, if I want to buy clothes I contribute to the exploitation of people who I have never met being forced to work in sweatshops in dangerous factories, not being paid enough, and being forced to work too many hours. Many people's lives are at risk as a result. And if we carry on in this country buying cheap clothes that are made abroad in this way, we are complicit in this.
I call upon the UK government to take more action to ensure that people who make clothes that British people buy are paid properly for what they do, and work decent working hours. This will involve paying more for our clothes, which is why it has been allowed to continue for so long. It is wrong to continue with this at the expense of other people. Please take action with me in pressing the Uk government to put pressure on clothing companies such as Next and Primark to make changes to the way they source their clothing.
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