I totally agree.Well, in all fairness, this is an issue in all third-world country factories, whether they're making fake purses or authentic Nikes. The Wall Street Journal recently had an article about the conditions construction workers in China live in. It was appalling. Construction is booming there but the people making it happen are paid next to nothing, ripped off even on that and live in freezing tenements. There are no OSHA safety standards, which means they work in tennis shoes and buy their own "hard hats" of flimsy plastic for a dollar ...and so on.
China is also a huge manufacturer of fake meds, which have killed people in other third world countries. So while I'm not saying fake purses are "right," I can't work up a lot of sympathy for the European luxury houses plagued by it.