On our minds are homeworkers – the outsourced garment workers sewing clothes for major brands from their homes.
On our minds are homeworkers – the outsourced garment workers sewing clothes for major brands from their homes. To a large extent made up of women, this practically invisible group of workers is possibly ranking the lowest in the fashion supply chain as they are often vulnerable to begin with and informally employed after layers of subcontracting, making them fall even further out of any labour laws. The lower rates and high availability of keen industrial homeworkers makes this workforce an attractive one for factory managers, and just like the brands will do business with the factories that give them the lowest quote, factories will outsource production to the home-based workers willing to work at the lowest pay. Read an article exploring the topic further here.
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