Read of the Day: The Football Stitchers of Sailkot

The Pakistan city of Sailkot will produce up to 60 million soccer balls this year for world consumption, including for the Champions League final — paying workers 75 cents for hand stitching balls that will fetch up to $150. Western activists got child labor banned in these factories…so now girls age 10 are hauling bricks and working in metal shops instead. (Hasnain Kazim/Spiegel Online)

(Video of fair trade soccer ball factory in Pakistan, from Fair Trade Sports.)

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