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Kardashian Family

Reportedly Use 'Slave Labor'

to Produce Kardashian Products

12/21/2011 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The Kardashians -- who make millions of bucks off of their fashion lines -- use "slave labor" and turn a blind eye to shocking working conditions ... this according to a news report.

A human rights group is investigating claims that workers in China -- as young as 16 -- are working in squalid conditions to manufacture merchandise for the K-Dash by Kardashian label, the Kris Jenner Kollection and ShoeDazzle, according to a Star Magazine investigation.

The institute for Global Labour and Human Rights confirms with TMZ ... they have launched an investigation, amidst claims the Kardashians' products are produced in factories reeking of stench from sewage, with temperatures north of 100 degrees.  An official from the organization tells TMZ, conditions in the area are "horrific."

There are also claims the employees work up to 84 hours a week, earning $1 an hour.   The Kardashians rake in approximately $65 million a year.

Kris Jenner tells TMZ ... the factories manufacture a number of products unrelated to Kardashian lines.  Jenner adds, "As far as I know the factories that are used to manufacture the Kardashian clothing and shoes have nothing terrible going on at all and the factories are very well policed and meet factory standards."   Kris says she has not visited the factories in China.

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151.

Cat    

Hrmm I was wondering about the $12 wholesale sticker on my bag last week ... the connect seems too good! Esp when they Retail @ $40!

986 days ago
152.

bunny    

Didn't TMZ report something like this before? I thought it was with the Kardashians but it must be somebody else.

986 days ago
153.

kiki    

I doubt they're "slaves". They may not get paid much, but if I had a choice to make a few pennies in 4 walls and a roof or beg on the streets, I take the rood over my head. And if you don't support child labor stop buying cheap foreign-made goods you monkeys!

986 days ago
154.

lorree    

I hate this, they make millions and millions in the USA and then use people in China to make their clothes! People here are starving, losing homes, etc because of no jobs and these idiots take the labor overseas, how bout spreading the wealth around home! Just like Oprah, she makes all her millions or billions here and builds a girls school in Africa.....how wrong is all of that? I would not give any of these people a dime.

986 days ago
155.

Lekili    

Boycott this trashy family and everything they represent and then they hopefully will go away and never resurface. They are all fame whores and will sell one another out for a dollar. Wonder how many active lawsuits they have going at the moment.

985 days ago
156.

Shawn    

Why don't they just make their crap in the US? Keep all the moldy millions in the states, at the very least. If we have to be constantly bombarded by the KKKs, let's at least have some benefit from it!

985 days ago
157.

Take Five    

Is now 18. century?

985 days ago
158.

marc    

hot, sweaty, cheap and smelling like raw sewage. are we talking about a chinese K-dash factory or kardashians thong?

975 days ago
159.

RobinD323    

They are making threats to squash the BOYCOTT against them over false claims they use sweat shops. I got a question for these moron's. How can you sue OUR BOYCOTT?? When every media outlet in the world exposed you first? Curious?? Good-Luck. The Boycott is almost at 1 MILLION :) Thanks for supporting our cause..

965 days ago
160.

artzee    

Boycott Dash, K-Dash and anything Kardashian! Enough is enough.
Since when did any of them go to Fashion Design College. The stuff at Sears is poorly made, bad color choices and doesn't have any unique design appeal.

946 days ago
161.

mashmush    

Ok now that is just fake that is not possible -.-

941 days ago
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