Article Dec 10, 2016

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Khloe Kardashian defends denim brand after 'sweatshop' jibe

Khloe Kardashian has hit back at allegations her denim line is manufactured in a sweatshop.

The reality TV star unveiled her new jeans brand Good American last month (Oct16), with the line boasting fashionable denim in sizes ranging from U.S. 0 to 24.

On Tuesday (29Nov16), the 32-year-old gave fans an inside look into her Good American factory, sharing behind-the-scenes snaps on her social media pages.

But the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star quickly received a few concerns from fans.

"By the looks of @khloekardashian Snapchat, she's got a sweat shop working on her jeans," one Twitter follower wrote.

Khloe saw the message and decided to fire back at the claim via her personal account.

"Watch your mouth. All make salaries and all are employed in la (Los Angeles)! Know your info before you chime in," she replied. "It means a lot to me to fight to make my denim in the US and to be employing good wages to all of my hardworking employees!"

Khloe has been working on her denim line for several years, after struggling to find a pair of fitted jeans to suit her curvy frame. With Good American, which she created in partnership with businesswoman Emma Grede, she hopes to fill a gap in the market for clothing for "real women".

"I used to not be able to wear a lot of denim. I would shop with my sisters at high end boutiques," she said during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "I was a (U.S.) size 12 at the time and they didn't carry my size. I didn’t think I was that big. I remember when I started losing weight and going into boutiques where I could wear denim, I thought, 'That’s so unfair'… I fought to have my own denim line."