”A "sweatshop" is defined by the US Department of Labor as a factory that violates 2 or more labor laws.” Sweatshops are thus defined as factories that directly break laws for working conditions.
Some people work under such miserable conditions that we cannot even imagine it, so bad conditions that it is illegal. We are fortunate to be so privileged that this is not a part of our everyday lives, but it may also mean that we forget that it is someone's life.
Do we ever think about how and under which conditions our clothes are produced? Do we not often choose the cheapest alternative without considering why this particular product is cheaper than the others?
Of course, companies also have a great responsibility here. They must know the rules and should be enforcing them, however, this is not always the case.
For many companies, this does not mean much because it would require a lot of the company and possibly negatively affect their sales.
After all, better working conditions create more expensive production, resulting in more expensive products.
However, some companies are aware of this problem and therefore want to produce their products under better conditions and, for example, use low-pollution materials.