An audit of the factory that produces Ivanka Trump’s, aka Lil’ Trumpet’s, horrible clothing line of basics and cruisewear casuals shows that workers labored some 60 hours a week for a measly $62 a week—and I want to see her doe-eye her way out of this one.
Remember all that “Make America great again” bullshit? Turns out that everything in this Alex Jones-ass administration is a sham, including the clothes it peddles.
G-III Apparel Group, which employs some 80 factory workers, “held the exclusive license to make the Ivanka Trump brand’s $158 dresses, $79 blouses and other clothes since 2012. The company also makes clothes for Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and other brands,” the Washington Post reports.
The Post did state that the report didn’t note whether the factory was working on Lil’ Trumpet’s little clothing line at the time of inspection.
During a two-day tour in October, inspectors with the Fair Labor Association found two dozen violations of international labor standards, noting in a report that workers faced daunting hours, high turnover, and pay near or below China’s minimum wage; meanwhile, Lil’ Trumpet’s fashion brand is a multimillion-dollar business.
The Post notes that news of the inspection comes amid Lil’ Trumpet’s push to champion women in the workplace while touting her dictator father’s “Buy American, hire American” agenda.
“We can add billions to the global economy by creating an enabling environment, increasing women’s labor force participation and business ownership, and improving the productivity of their work,” Ivanka Trump wrote in a Financial Times essay Monday. What she forgot to add is that “we” can do all of this after she’s done exploiting overseas labor at minimal cost.
Lil’ Trumpet’s company declined to comment to the Washington Post about the report. While the prodigal daughter has returned to the White House (for what reason, none of us knows), she has reportedly stepped down from her management role at her name-brand company, but, as the Post reports, she retains ownership of it.
Read more at the Washington Post.