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Resource ID: #19738
Subject: Children
Source: NBC News Dateline
Date: June 23



From the contest entry summary: "Slaves to Fashion?" is the product of a yearlong investigation into illegal child labor in India's silk industry and its multi-million dollar connection to American retailers." Using hidden cameras, the reporters find that India's silk industry is violent and highly secretive; American companies cannot take at face value Indian manufacturers' claims -- often in writ -- that no child labor has been used in silk production; and many fashion designers are unaware that silk products labeled "Made in Italy" often come from India.

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