Blog: Leonie BarrieMaking up, convict style

Leonie Barrie | 23 July 2003

A ready supply of willing (or at least, captive) labour, earning just 13 euros a day for their work - and based on your doorstep. If that sounds too good to be true take a look at our news story which reports that fashion-conscious German consumers are snapping up a new clothing line...produced by prisoners. Maybe all is not lost on the domestic sourcing front.

GERMANY: Shoppers Snap Up Clothing Made By Inmates


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