Who are the Italian pom pom makers and what did they get paid?

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Finding the answer to this question has been somewhat difficult- thank-you for a very interesting challenge!

It turns out that I shouldn’t have been quite as surprised as I was- Dolce and Gabbana have one of the worst ethical consumer ratings because they communicate nothing concrete about the policies for environment, carbon emissions or labour conditions in low-wages countries. They were internationally criticised in 2012 for their use of sand-blasting, risking deadly lung diseases for workers making jeans (more info here- http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/companystories.aspx?CompanyId=80653&CategoryId=421). And that’s just the start of poor worker policies, controversial adverts and supposed homophobic stances.

So, it’s very difficult to find who the pom-pom makers are, and how much they get paid. Google searches bring back some fascinating results about pom-pom making though, giving videos of how to make your own, and of the ethical paper pom-poms produced by companies like this- https://www.pompomstudio.co.uk/about-us---paper-poms. Apparently even Adele’s selling pom-pom’s on etsy!!!

Perhaps your best bet is to follow this pop-pom making trend and make your own bag. It appears Dolce and Gabbana are about as ethically transparent as a coloured ball of wool.

by MoCCconsultantGabrielle on August 26th at 9:17am

Finding the answer to this question has been somewhat difficult- thank-you for a very interesting challenge!

It turns out that I shouldn’t have been quite as surprised as I was- Dolce and Gabbana have one of the worst ethical consumer ratings because they communicate nothing concrete about the policies for environment, carbon emissions or labour conditions in low-wages countries. They were internationally criticised in 2012 for their use of sand-blasting, risking deadly lung diseases for workers making jeans (more info here- http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/companystories.aspx?CompanyId=80653&CategoryId=421). And that’s just the start of it- other brand slams have revolved around poor worker policies, controversial adverts and supposed homophobic stances.

So, it’s very difficult to find who the pom-pom makers are, and how much they get paid. Google searches bring back some fascinating results about pom-pom making though, giving videos of how to make your own, and of the ethical paper pom-poms produced by companies like this- https://www.pompomstudio.co.uk/about-us---paper-poms. Apparently even Adele’s selling pom-pom’s on etsy!!!

Perhaps your best bet is to follow this pop-pom making trend and make your own bag. It appears Dolce and Gabbana are about as ethically transparent as a coloured ball of wool.

by MoCCconsultantGabrielle on August 25th at 1:14pm
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