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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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The Bangladesh Accord is set to expire.

Here’s what’s at risk if the workplace safety agreement that’s kept 2 million garment makers from dying at work expires on August 31, 2020.

29 July 2021 | Vogue Business

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All the brands that support California’s Garment Worker Protection Act

Behold, the 140-plus companies and organizations that support increased accountability on brands for their garment workers.

20 July 2021 | Remake

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Why the fashion industry can’t allow this life-saving legislation to expire

The Bangladesh Accord was established to protect workers in the wake of 2013’s Rana Plaza factory collapse – but a number of brands are dragging their feet on renewing its vital regulations.

20 July 14 2021 | Dazed

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Op-Ed: Hanging By A Thread

The pandemic was a trigger for worsening conditions in an already troubled Industry.

20 June 2021 | TorontoStar

 

Risk of forced labour in clothing industry rises due to pandemic and industry response 

21 June 2021 | The University of Sheffield

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Remake: New-look Victoria’s Secret must support workers

22 June 2021 | Ecotextile

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Trash the Runway? The Ultra-Fast Fashion Industry Can Be an Environmental Mess. 

22 June 2021 | Washington Monthly