British acrobatic group Circulus performs a pretty cool spectacle in an unused Victorian Sail factory in the heart of London’s east end.
The aim of Factory Kingdom is to start your own clothing company and make it a huge success. Start with just a small floor space and enough money to employ just a few staff. Create work stations for them and watch the money start coming in. When you have money starts flowing you can start to expand, create more floor space and move in more workers, but don't forget to keep them happy and productive with restaurants, toilets, games and even décor.
This trendy home was once a cement factory. The abandoned cement factory was discovered in 1973 and converted to this upscale home by architect Ricardo Bofill. The renovation took two years. The home contains various plants including cypresses, olive trees, palms, and eucalyptus. It serves as Bofillo’s apartment, exhibition space, model laboratory, archives, and architectural office. His renovation included exposing previously concealed structures, cleaning cement and demolishing some structures.
After a series of suicides at the Foxconn factory in China, the company started to deal with it seriously. Take a look how they are doing it exactly after the jump.
NLA made a report about the working environment in Chinese company KYE which manufactures products for Microsoft: gamepads, mice, keyboards. Report shows facts about KYE’s employees treated there as slaves. The staff is working for 90 hours per week, receiving 52 cents per hour (about 200 dollars a month), they are forbidden to talk to each other, to go to the bathroom during working hours (which makes a 15-hour shift) and to leave the factory. They live in dormitories, 14 people in a room, they are beaten and female workers are very often sexually harassed by security guards and many more.
The employees say that they don’t have a life, they have only work. They sleep, get up very early, go to work, come back and go to sleep. And this circle never stops until they decide to leave the factory or to flee.
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