Hiring a babysitter with whom the child is already familiar, or enlisting another trusted family member that is not otherwise taking part in the wedding to help with a young flower girl or ring bearer could help distract, entertain and manage little wedding participants. Another helpful tip is to “practice” holding a flower basket or ring bearers pillow while showing the child how to walk down a hallway. Children ages 5 and up can usually understand what to expect if you explain it beforehand..
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileThe clouds are gathering overhead as I write this. I’m just hoping the torrential downpour manages to hold off until, say, 10:45. By then, Atlanta, GA psych damaged rockers Black Lips should be wrapping things up at the open air Yonge Dundas Square.The Black Lips are one act I’m hoping to see tonight.
The BBC’s Panorama programme, which carried out a six month investigation, alerted Primark to the problems.John Hillary of the charity War on Want said the government “should be looking down the supply chain”.”What we’re saying is that the British government should be looking down the supply chain, all the way to the factories in China, in Bangladesh, in India, and they should be calling on our retailers to ensure that those workers have proper terms and conditions.”Consumers are increasingly demanding that companies produce goods in an ethical manner, turning the spotlight on worker wages and working conditions.Child labour activist Bhuwan Ribhu said it harmed children “practically every which way”.”Socially, morally, psychologically, physically,” he said, “we are essentially ruining all our future generation.””The information provided by the BBC enabled us to identify that illegal sub contracting had been taking place and to take action accordingly,” Primark explained.According to Primark, the garments affected accounted for 0.04% of the retailers’ worldwide sourcing.It added that “the sub contracting involved home working and in some instances children were also found to be working at home”.”We take this lapse in standards very seriously indeed,” said Primark, which is owned by Associated British Foods.”Under no circumstances would Primark ever knowingly permit such activities, whether directly through its suppliers or through third party sub contractors.”Code of conductUnder the terms of its code of practice for suppliers, Primark prohibits the use of child labour in its manufacturing chain.Primark says it will terminate relations with suppliers guilty of certain “transgressions” and those unwilling to make the “necessary changes” to their employment practices when breaches of its code are uncovered.Primark has proved one of the UK High Street’s unquestioned success stories in recent years, its mixture of low prices and accessible fashion proving a hit with varying age groups.It currently has more than 170 stores and made a profit last year on total sales of more thanLeading European and US retailers have come under growing pressure to ensure that workers in their supply chain particularly in labour intensive markets such as India and China are not exploited.Companies such as Nike have responded to consumer concerns about ethical standards in the retail industry by making public details of all their suppliers.But charities and fairtrade groups have criticised other retailers for failing to follow suit and argued that many popular products continue to be sold in developed countries at a fraction of their true cost of production.A Panorama special on Primark will be broadcast on BBC1 at 9pm on 23 June. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more..