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Adidas under fire for ‘sweatshop conditions’ Thursday, 7th June 2012
Photo credit: Video still from War on Want's campaign
Adidas, the maker of the official Olympic sportswear has come under fire as human rights campaigners War on Want claim sweatshop conditions can be found in its supplier factories.
A report by the BBC said War on Want had found thousands of people around the world were working long hours on poverty wages in appalling conditions to make Adidas goods.
War on Want sweatshops campaigner Murray Worthy said: "Around the world, thousands of people making Adidas goods face appalling conditions, poverty wages and excessive working hours, with little dignity or respect.
"This is exploitation. Exploitation of workers is not ok, no matter where they are. Adidas must take responsibility for the workers who make their clothes."
Although Adidas has denied the claim, stating that it is committed to protecting human rights, it is not the type of publicity the official Team GB sponsor will welcome, with just 50 days to go until the London 2012 Games kick off.