|archmage||Date: Saturday, 23-February-2013, 10:29 PM | Message # 1|
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|The ghetto families on 10p an hour making party gifts for Kate's mum's £30million business empire |
The Middleton's business Party Pieces is among companies who sell pinatas made by workers who are paid as little as 10p an hour.
The business said they would urgently investigate the conditions.
Monica Villegas works 10 hours a day, seven days a week and gets her daughter, 5, and son, 18 to help her.
Mother and daughter are making pinatas — those colourful cardboard figures filled with sweets which cascade out when their cardboard casing is broken with a stick. They have become a popular source of amusement at middle-class birthday parties, weddings and other celebratory events in Britain.
Among the companies that sell them in sizeable quantities is Party Pieces, the Berkshire-based business run by the Duchess of Cambridge’s family, which offers more than 40 types on its website, in all manner of designs, from lions and castles to Minnie Mouse.
Since Carole and Michael Middleton have never been slow to cash in on their royal connection (last year they launched a range of regally-themed trinkets to coincide with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee), they now include giant pinatas in party packs called Little Prince and Little Princess: blue for a boy, pink for a girl.
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Message edited by archmage - Saturday, 23-February-2013, 10:29 PM