Tuesday, June 18, 2013
There have been some koncerns as of late about the Kardashian clothing line, K-Dash, and its kwestionable manufacturing methods. The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights tells TMZ that it's launched an investigation into the factories that churn out goods for the K-Dash line, ShoeDazzle and the Kris Jenner Kollection. The organization alleges that employees are forced to work in 100-degree temperatures in factories that reek of sewage for up to 84 hours a week, earning $1 per hour. Sounds pretty horrific, but the Kardashians and other company principals say it's just not the case - which actually may be true. Even the head of the IGLHR, Charles Kernaghan, who appeared on TMZ Live Wednesday, admitted that he was only assuming that the conditions were subpar - he based his assumption upon years of research into conditions at similar Chinese factories, not an actual visit. The family and company officials were adamant that child labor and sweatshop-like conditions were not happening; however, again, no one, especially not an actual Kardashian, has visited the China factories. That hasn't stopped the family from going into lawsuit mode, however. TMZ reports that the Kardashians are fuming - sources close to the family say they'll sue not only the IGLHR, but also Star magazine, which splashed the coverline "Kardashian Sweatshop Scandal" across its latest issue.