Can A New Campaign Help Garment Makers To Be Paid Fairly?
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5.2 ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
Wages are a long-standing issue in fashion supply chains. Statutory minimum wage levels are at less than 50% of what is necessary to secure a decent life in the largest garment producing countries. Consumers take low price tags as given and are shopping more every year. The industry is worth $3 trillion globally and worldwide apparel consumption is set to rise to 102 million tonnes annually by 2030, the equivalent of 500 billion t-shirts.
McAlpine, A., Dalton, K. & Galvin, M. (2022). Can a new campaign help garment makers to be paid fairly? RTE Brainstorm, Updated / Wednesday, 21 Sep 2022 16:29.