The Kardashians make most of their millions by "endorsing" products, meaning they attach their name to some nail polish brand, start a "jewelry" line or throw out some fragrances, but Star magazine is learning that the Kardashian family products are being made in foreign sweatshops where some workers are as young as 16-years-old.
"The Kardashians are in bed with some pretty bad people," says Charles Kernaghan, executive director of the Institute for Global Labor and Human Rights.
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Several of the Kardashian endorsed products, specifically K-Dash clothing and the Kris Jenner Kollection for QVC, and ShoeDazzle a site that Kim cofounded that boasts shoes at low prices, are all made in areas of China where government regulations are ignored and workers are subjected to inhumane conditions.
"People like the Kardashians are producing their products in China because they will get more profit," says Li Qiang, executive director of China Labor Watch.
Not like the Kardashians even need more money. I wonder how Mama Kris is gonna spin this story? Does Kourtney have to get pregnant again? Is that what it's going to take to make everyone forget about his faux pas? I mean, Khloe-moves-to-Dallas is only going to distract us from this human rights violation for so long.
Kernaghan thinks that a family with as much money and fame as the Kardashians should set a precedence by manufacturing their products domestically, in factories where workers are treated humanely and paid the minimum wage.
"Kim has been very fortunate, but it's time for her and her family to treat these workers with respect," says Kernaghan.
Knowing Kim, she'll probably just send the exploited workers a bottle of her fragrance.