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    Posted on May 31, 2016

    Beyonce's Ivy Park Was Accused Of Being Sweatshop Made, What About Our Clothes?

    The people who make our clothes are mostly women, and their wages are some of the lowest in the world.

    Beyonce's Ivy Park Accused Of Being SweatShop Made

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    Beyonce's new clothing line, Ivy Park, has come under fire recently after tabloid reports that the line was made by workers in Sri Lanka who were paid only 64 cents an hour.

    Although Ivy Park has denied these claims, it left us wondering about the clothes we buy from the brands we love. What impact do our purchases have on the people who make our clothes, and do we even know where our clothes our made?

    We hit the streets of Los Angeles to find out!

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    Most people had no idea what country their clothes were from when we asked them.

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    Some people made guesses.

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    Then we asked if we could look at their tags and find out!

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    We found that people had clothes made in many different countries; from China to Bangladesh, and even Russia!

    97% of apparel purchased in the U.S. is made overseas.

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    According to a report by the American Apparel and Footwear Association, 97% of apparel purchased in the United States is imported from overseas.

    What does this all mean?

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    Brands have increasingly moved their manufacturing overseas in order to create clothes at lower costs. The people who make these clothes are mostly women, and their wages are some of the lowest in the world.

    What can we do?

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    Instead of going for that tank top that costs $1.90 next time you're shopping, look for brands that are sweatshop free, or buy your clothes second hand at thrift stores!