Why won't Kiwi fashion brands protect overseas garment-makers from poverty?
Article in stuff.co.nz by Tracey Decena
The fashion industry may be vast and glamorous, but it is built on the backs of millions of women who live in poverty. Multi-million-dollar fashion brands rake in huge profits yearly, with fashion executives earning $2,500 per hour on average, while the lowest-paid worker in their supply chain gets as little as $0.65 per hour. When you look at it that way, you can’t deny who has the power and the responsibility to change the lives of the garment workers. It’s the clothing brands.
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