Alta Gracia, which aims to ‘treat workers decently’ and pay a living wage, is a far cry from the grueling conditions many of the workers previously experienced

Factory worker Aracelis Upia sings to herself as she sews a blue collar on to a T-shirt soon to be sold at a US college bookstore. Another chats with a colleague at the water cooler. Large fans circulate cool air throughout the factory while merengue music blares from a loudspeaker.

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