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540 West 48th St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10036 • www.nlcnet.org • tel: 212.242.3002 • fax: 212.242.3821 Made in China: The Sweatshop behind the Bratz A Joint Report prepared in collaboration with China Labor Watch December 21, 2006 Hua Tai 4K Factory Longgang District Buji Township, Nan Ling Village Shenzhen City Guangdong Province, China The Dirty Little Secret behind the flashy, best-selling Bratz dolls: Bratz dolls are all the rage, ranking as the most sought-after toy this holiday season, surpassing even Barbie, which has dropped to third place. Bratz dolls now make up 40 percent of the fashion doll market, and will bring in $3 billion in sales this year. Many parents are already concerned about the big doe-eyed, scantily-clad, high-heeled and half-emaciated Bratz dolls, some of which look like little hookers with supersized lips, being marketed to their very young children. But there is another dirty little secret behind the Bratz dolls. They are made in a sweatshop in China, wh...