I came across this article in The Guardian yesterday and had to share it with you. So exciting to read there are factories working to protect their workers while running a successful textile factory. Please follow this link directly to Sam Jones’ article in The Guardian.
Fairwear until next time…..
South-east Asia’s garment industry has a bad name but decent wages, childcare and labour rights are high priorities for one company breaking the mould.
Source: Cambodia textile factory offers new model to improve workers’ lives | Sam Jones | Global development | The Guardian
It has been far too long since my last post. I hope there are still some readers out there who are interested in fair trade in the textile and fashion industries. I just watched “The True Cost”, a powerful documentary on the staggering cost fast fashion is having on workers in the garment district in developing countries, primarily young women. A secondary problem with our rabid consumption of fast fashion is the impact on our landfills. This movie also shows the parallels between greed versus the well-being of our environment.
This movie is a must-see for everyone!!! Please watch this trailer and then considering paying $10 to watch the entire movie.
The True Cost
Fairwear until next time……
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize draws attention to child labor in India. I applaud the Nobel selection committee for recognizing Kailash Satyarthis for his great work to eliminate child labor in India. Continue reading