How Much Do Garment Workers Make? Not Enough to Survive

How Much Do Garment Workers Make? Not Enough to Survive

When clothing brands began cancelling orders and delaying payments to their factories in response to the halted sales and store shutdowns during the Covid pandemic, the impact of these lost payments was felt hardest by garment workers whose hands sewed the clothes. If...

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Fashion’s $16 Billion Debt To Garment Workers Should Spark Reform, Not Sympathy

Fashion’s $16 Billion Debt To Garment Workers Should Spark Reform, Not Sympathy

We’ve tried decades worth of awareness-raising for sweatshop workers, and we’ve allowed big companies to lead change on social and environmental issues in their factories. That strategy has failed. Here are the reforms that labor rights groups say the apparel industry needs to make, and why the pandemic provides an historic opportunity to see them realized.

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