In response to a recent allegation that the Kardashian fashion products in China are made in child slave labor sweatshops, the family has claimed that the reports are untrue.
RadarOnline reported that the various fashion products from the Kris Jenner Kollection and K-Dash by Kardashian label sold both on QVC as well as ShoeDazzle were manufactured in sweatshops that subject the workers to inhumane conditions.
An investigation has been launched by the human rights watchdog, Institute for Global Labor and Human Rights, to check these companies.
When celebrities like Kim Kardashian decide to source their production in China, they must realize that they are starting out on a very low rung, perhaps at the bottom, when it comes to respect for fundamental, internationally agreed upon human and labor rights, a statement by Charles Kernaghan, Director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights mentions.
Kernaghan questioned the Kardashians and other celebrities about the work ethics of such companies. He questioned as to why these companies hid their factories in China, which is a totalitarian state and why these refuse to provide their details of their supplier factories to their clients.
In response to this, a spokeswoman for the Kardashians mentioned that there was no truth in these allegations.
They take this situation very seriously and have been assured by all of their manufacturers that the factories are policed regularly. That said, we are continuing to investigate the matter and if there is any evidence of an illegal operation then they will cease work with that manufacturer immediately, Celebritology quoted Kardashian representative Jill Fritzo as saying.
Kris Jenner, on the other hand, told TMZ that these factories were well policed and met factory standards.