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Made in a Sweatshop? Clues for Consumers

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Made in a Sweatshop? Clues for Consumers

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Christmas ornaments, crucifixes and lingerie are just a few of the most recent items to be exposed as potential products of sweatshop labor. What's a holiday shopper to do? Guests discuss how to determine whether an item was manufactured in a sweatshop, and how much you can trust "Made in USA" labels.

Guests:

Dana Thomas, Cultural Correspondent for Newsweek; author of Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster

Dan Viederman, executive director of Verite, a non-profit organization monitoring international labor rights abuses in off-shore production sites

Charles Kernaghan, director of the National Labor Committee