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The label on the t-shirt I'm wearing says it's made in Thailand. I really have no idea if it came from a sweatshop or not... and have no idea how I'd even find out that kind of information. With so many of us out shopping for the right Christmas gift... A shirt, a sweater, or some shoes (or flat panel TV, hint, hint), is there really any way to know where that gift came from? As in, was it crafted by a union worker making a decent living, or was it made by a 12-year-old making a few cents an hour? Fortunately, there are people who DO know how to find these things out. We'll talk with two of them today. What (if anything) do you do to make sure you aren't buying something that was made in a sweatshop?