A note to designers that they should pay close attention to the ethical practices of their clients. As designers we are vested with the powerful tool of Visual Communication. A tool much more powerful today in the 21st century than ever before.
You see, if a company you design for is knowing harming or allowing harm to come to other human beings in order to get its product made, it's not just them that takes the fall if they ever get found out but also the designer. Why? Because it's our job to know as much about our clients as possible. That's how we make great design for them.
Is it fair to say that designers always know about the unethical practices of their clients? No. But it should be the first thing people find out about their client: their ethics, how they treat other human beings. Because by designing products made in sweatshops, you're only perpetuating a slave trade. And if you haven't thought about the ethical and moral position of your clients before you even put pen to paper, one can only safely deduce that you simply don't care. And you should be cast out of the Design world and held as accountable as the people who do the harm.