Question: How can you pay $13 for a nice, new shirt without someone getting hurt? Answer: You can’t. The LA Times provides an in-depth look at the way (often remarkably) inexpensive clothes get made, who’s doing the work, and how sweatshop workers can get paid $4 an hour, right here in America, without your favorite cheap store being held accountable. “Sweatshop wages are the hidden cost of the bargains that make stores like Forever 21 impossible to resist for so many Americans.”

+ “The goal is to build a network of more productive, better-run factories — with happier, healthier employees and lower rates of costly absenteeism and turnover. ” From Fortune: Can Levi’s Make Life Better for Garment Workers? (And if they do, will you pay the price?)