Siamo tutti oche

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Per la prima volta una televisione riesce a documentare l’illegalità della “spiumatura” sulle oche vive in Ungheria, denunciando così la crudele pratica illegale diffusa nella Comunità europea, la prima responsabile per i mancati controlli e per avere un regolamento che consente con facilità di “riciclare” la piuma illegale.

L’inchiesta di Sabrina Giannini comincia dall’imbottitura del piumino più di moda, analizzandone i passaggi: dalla confezione alla delocalizzazione.

Un’indagine a largo raggio (anche geografico) sulle scelte di alcuni marchi della moda che si spingono perfino in territori non riconosciuti dall’ONU pur di risparmiare pochi euro su prodotti venduti a prezzi elevati in boutique. Si tratta della Transnistria, la Repubblica fondata sul Soviet autoproclamatasi indipendente dalla Moldova, dove le griffe sono le benvenute, i giornalisti molto meno (come si vedrà).

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In English: 

by Sabrina Giannini 


For the first time a public television succeeds in providing documentary evidence of the illegal live-plucking practiced on live geese in Hungary. The program reports this criminal, cruel practice which is common in the European Union. The UE is considered as the first responsible for the lack of supervision and for having a set of regulations which enables the easy “recycle” of illegal dawn.

Sabrina Giannini’s inquiry starts with the filling of the trendy down jackets, Moncler, analyzing every passage: from the fazone (the term implies the artisan and sartorial phases: from the fabrics’ cutting, to the sewing of all the item parts, including the filling of the dawn’s bags) to the outsourcing, especially in East Europe (but even in Armenia). She highlights the large saving margins which are incomprehensible for a product defined as “luxury” and that got rid of the Southern Italy artisans to save just a dozen Euros on the tailoring.

It is a long range inquiry (even geographical) on the choices of some fashion brands that move the production in countries not even recognized by the UN in order to save a handful of Euros on products sold at very high prices in the boutiques. We’re speaking about Transnistria, the Republic founded on the Soviet and self proclaimed independent from Moldova. Here, according to observers’ reports, human and workers’ rights are not respected.

As exclusively reported by Sabrina Giannini within a factory in Transnistria, here journalists are not welcome, unlike the brands: Prada is among the most famous ones which were in production during our visit, although many other brands have been produced here (including Moncler four years ago). A jacket which is manufactured here at the cost of 30 Euros for Prada, is sold today in the boutiques at 2000 Euros.

Behind this scenario, which is well away from the luxury idea conveyed by commercials, there is an obvious hypocrisy of the European Commission that allows to put the label “Made in Moldova” on an item even if it has been produced in a Republic that the same European Union doesn’t recognize.

The tailoring phase is the most significant work in the production cycle of a fashion item like these: the entire process has a value of about 50€ while the final price starts from 600€ to reach even 1500€.

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