The New York Times reports that some World Cup soccer (football) jerseys are being made my workers with pay of $2.27 per day. You read that right, not by the minute, not by the hour, $2.27 per day. There is no standard of living in the world that supports paying people that low, even Myanmar. This being for jerseys retailing sometimes for over $150 each.
You know that $150 is not the cost of the thread, so somebody is making money and it isn’t the sewing folks and it isn’t the printeres. As usual as bad at that pay is, for some reason the other folks doing most of the work on that jersey, namely the printers, are not even mentioned. Something tells me that they are not paid any better. The world cup may be a celebration of international sports, but its a shameful event in terms of human rights, we know it is shameful regarding jersey production, just guessing shameful on the printing, and in the workers abused during the creation of the facilities which Amnesty International referred to as “the Qatar world cup of shame.”