Remember the article about Columbia Sportswear, the local company in Portland? Ask yourself this, why do big money corporations and companies have such a desire to exploit cheap labor, whether it is in their hometown or subcontracted out oversees?
Ladies and Gentlemen, what really frightens all of these big companies is when you decide that the best method to prevent labor abuse to is BOYCOTT their product. This company Dr.Martens is no different than any of the other,"left-friendly" and "independent-oriented" capitalist vampires that they really are, and their product is too much money anyway.
Please do not be fooled or enticed by their public relations campaigns and marketing. The reason why a company chooses to subcontract out their work is to take advantage of cheap labor in such horrible conditions. The crime against cheap labor cannot be fixed either! When companies try to, "explain' that they are sincerely trying to improve worker conditions oversees, then they would completely STOP ALL subcontracting of work to exploit cheap labor, which they do not.
There is a solution to help solving this problem and that is BOYCOTT!!!!! BOYCOTT!!!!!! BOYCOTT!!!!!!!
Please do not purchase any products from companies that exploit cheap labor by subcontracting out their work oversees! Also, do not believe the hype about these companies like Dr.Martens trying to be "charity friendly", by them sponsoring art exhibits either. If you see any art exhibits that have Dr.Martens as a sponsor, (even if they are advertising their exhibit for charity) you should keep your guard up and know that with a sponsor like Dr.Martens, it still makes no difference, they are GUILTY OF LABOR ABUSE! You must be guaranteed that the charity money really goes to the good cause and better NOT to have a sponsor like Dr.Martens.
Plus, there boots and footwear are too expensive.