Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Stunning Wages

If you've got a couple of minutes to spare, you might like to read an article in last Sunday's Observer (click here) about the wages of some Indian workers who bottle various low-end celebrity perfumes, including Jordan's. I must say I'm not terribly surprised to learn that the makers of cheaper fragrances exploit poor labourers in developing countries, but I wonder if the same applies to more prestigious brands. Does anyone out there know if our bottles of Chanels and Diors are 'morally unimpeachable'? Or maybe we'd rather not hear the answer to that...?

UPDATE 17th June 2010: Click here to see how some organisations have responded to the above news.


  1. This never even crossed my mind. How awful :(
    I will be eager to know further information about this, I am glad you brought it to my attention.


  2. C, thanks very much for writing. I don't know if anything else was written about the situation.


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