How tough is it picking cotton? Without being in a field surrounded by the crop, we can't tell you for sure but what we can replicate is the amount of work it entails, the monotony of that work and how much you'll get paid for your time - that is if you're a child working in Uzbekistan.
Yes as Christmas approaches its right that we turn our attention to the Fagin-like practices of the former Soviet state and human-rights no-no that is Uzbekistan. We saw some information put out by Anti-Slavery about the awful situation of forced labor faced by many kids and adults to produce cotton so we can all have hilarious onesies for Christmas.
What we decided to do is simulate this experience for you, so sit comfortably in your all-natural fibres clothes and see how far you can get in My Cotton Picking Day... (play below or you can play for free on Android too)
There is more about the background to this game here. If that was a bit of a downer, sorry, but that is life! But here have some free Christmas fun instead on iPhone or Android)
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