Kin Ki standards
NYT reports that when big American clients, like the Ohio company that uses Kin Ki to produce the iconic toy Etch A Sketch, visit to make sure that the factory has good labor standards. Real-world Kin Ki employees, mostly teenage migrants from internal provinces, say they work many more hours and earn about 40 percent less than the company claims. They sleep head-to-toe in tiny rooms. They staged two strikes recently demanding they get paid closer to the legal minimum wage.
Now, I just saw Elf, and I guess I can’t trust anything in that film now, because it was pretty clearly stated that they made Etch A Sketch. Hmm.