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Published on Monday, 19 December 2011

Child labour claims spark cotton probe

Written by John Mowbray

West africa cottonZURICH – Helvetas, Fairtrade International and Victoria’s Secret have started investigations into a report alleging the US lingerie brand has sold underwear made from Fairtrade and organic cotton grown on farms in West Africa that use child labour. But should Victoria’s Secret be given some credit for trying to make a direct link with impoverished farmers?


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