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Gap uses child sweatshop workers to make clothes

WCCO reported Sunday that a British newspaper (The Observer) found children as young as 10 making Gap clothes in a sweatshop in New Delhi, India, which the company planned to sell in the West.

Some of the children had been working 16-hour days to hand-sew clothing; they said they were not being paid at the unidentified Gap supplier because their employer said they were still trainees, said the source.

The Observer quoted a boy who said the children were hit with a rubber pipe or had oily cloths stuffed into their mouths for crying or not working hard enough, WCCO said.

The British paper also said the sweatshop was "smeared in filt, the corridors flowing with excrement from a flooded toilet."