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In this Aug. 23, 2012, photo, shoes from the Ivanka Trump collection are displayed at a Lord & Taylor department store in New York.  Celebrities have long dabbled in design, but with the growth of TV shows and websites that follow everything celebrities say, wear and do, interest in their clothing lines has risen in recent years. North America revenue from celebrity clothing lines, excluding merchandise linked to athletes, rose 6 percent last year to an historic peak of $7.58 billion in 2011, according to the latest figures available by The Licensing Letter, an industry trade. That?s on top of a nearly 5 percent increase in 2010. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Ivanka Trump's clothing line reportedly uses a factory where workers earn just $1 an hour


Ivanka Trump's clothing line is in the midst of historic sales numbers. But not everyone involved in making the clothes is benefitting.

A factory audit found the Ivanka Trump brand uses a factory that pays its workers $62 a week for a 57-hour work week, The Washington Post reports. The factory makes clothes for the G-III Apparel Group, which has an exclusive license to make the Ivanka Trump brand as well as clothes for Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.

Trump stepped down from her management role to become a federal employee, but still has an ownership interest in her brand. 

Chinese factories are the predominant source of Trump's line, though G-III operates in several other countries. The group has shipped more than 110 tons of Ivanka-brand clothes since October, according to shipping data.

Many of the workers logged 82 hours of overtime per month, despite limits of 36 hours a month. They earned less than China's minimum wage.

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Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser of U.S. President Donald Trump, attends a panel of the W20 Summit in Berlin Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The conference aims at building support for investment in women's economic empowerment programs. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Trump has long touted the merits of working women and her father's "buy American, hire American" methodology. But she was poorly received by a German crowd discussing those issues on Tuesday.

Workers at the factory earned five days of leave per year and did not have a union. Inspectors also found multiple safety violations. The inspection was carried out a month before Ivanka's father was elected President.

G-III has distinguished itself as a trusted partner for some of the world's finest and most visible brands.
Ivanka Trump, 2012

G-III has been cited for multiple labor rights violations. In 2015, the Fair Labor Association found 15 percent of one of its factories' workers made $3.30 a day.

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FILE- In this Oct. 14, 2015, file photo, Ivanka Trump, daughter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, founder and CEO, Ivanka Trump Collection and executive vice president Development and Acquisitions The Trump Organization, speaks at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington. Ivanka Trump-brand scarves are being recalled because they are too flammable and pose a "burn risk" to consumers. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday, April 6, 2016, that no injuries have been reported. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Trump's line has been the subject of multiple boycotts and controversy after White House adviser Kellyanne Conway told Americans to "go buy Ivanka's stuff." 

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