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Did I just purchase a rug made with child labour?

hi im 14 and love stuff for my room, i just got it re-painted and i got new things for it, today i purchased a rug from Home sense, its 5 by 7 and really nice, it was $159 canadian dollars but was originally(get this) $300!it was made in china and says its hand made the brand/company is:Momeni its soft and pretty but all the rugs there were made in India and stuff...what do ui do..its non-refundable.

Answer:

It's too cheap a rug to be hand made by children. Those types of rugs cost in the thousands. And don't trust that anything in China is hand made in the sense that you are asking. Just because a different culture has different labor laws does not mean you shouldn't buy the product. If you had to gauge each of your purchases on that basis you wouldn't be buying anything these days. Everything we buy is made overseas and in each instance no one is paid what you would consider fair wages and no one cares in those countries who makes it. When poverty runs so high, everyone has to work and they are glad of it. So lose the high moral ground attitude and enjoy the rug.
Aug 23, 2017
If it's non-refundable, you can't do much except tell the manager of the store that you don't appreciate that this rug was made by children in a sweatshop. Well, first you would actually need proof that it was made by kids, but that takes a lot of research sometimes. Look up the company and see what you find out. And if it is made in a sweatshop, then make a complaint to the manager of the store where you bought it from.
Aug 23, 2017
Its possible..not all countries have anti-child labor laws.
Aug 23, 2017
Yes.
Aug 23, 2017

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