Apple pulls Sweatshop, but you can still play game online and learn in the Unfair Factory


We’re disappointed to hear that Apple has pulled the game Sweatshop from its App store. You can still play the game online.

Our friends at Labour Behind the Label acted as research consultants for the project, supporting the overall learning objectives:

Far from promoting sweatshops, the game leads players to confront the appalling working conditions and prevalence of human rights abuses often faced by garment workers.” (Anna McMullen, Labour Behind the Label)

We’d like to remind you that the online game Unfair Factory from Labour Behind the Label’s PlayFair 2012 Campaign remains available for use, and is a brilliant online learning activity.

Here’s hoping the Sweatshop will be back in business at Apple soon (that sounded wrong, but you know what I mean…)


Mary has a PhD in Sociology from University of Edinburgh, researching responsible fashion and transnational labour rights activism in the wake of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.

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