Originally Posted by somatoform
The 90 hours bit may not make sense from an hourly wage perspective, but if the knitters are getting paid on a piece by piece basis (say, $50 - $100 per completed piece), not hourly, by people for whom knitting is like second nature (the kind of people who can probably knit and read a book at the same time and who would be knitting whether they get pair or not), I don't really see a problem with the 90 hour bit.
It's less about the knitters getting a fair wage and more about the fact that nothing
takes 90 hours to knit. Even if they're using really fine gauge yarn and needles (which they're not), I can't fathom these things taking more than 20-30 hrs max. But looking at them, and knowing several experienced knitters, I'd say they're more in the 10-15 hour range. Or maybe 9. Maybe the zero is a typo.