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Underpaid Indonesian Workers Producing Global Cosmetic Products

Categories: East Asia, Indonesia, Economics & Business, Human Rights, Labor

Michael Eko Hardianto writes about the poor conditions [1] of Indonesian workers in factories that produce false eyelashes, hair extensions and other beauty products:

…behind every eyelash flutter in the fashion industry and beyond lie the untold stories of invisible low-paid workers.

Their financial remuneration for such monotonous work is about $0.04 per pair, sometimes lower. By the time the product reaches Western consumers, the price they pay has often reached $10 a pair – a mark-up of 2,400%.