09 Jul '17, 7am

"When we empower women with living wages we are empowering whole communities"

The second issue is that the exploitative conditions of fashion allow slavery to persist, even when workers may not technically be slaves. Globally, around 60 million people are directly employed by the fashion industry, and depending on where they work, anywhere up to 90% of them may not be making a living wage. Even in Los Angeles, garment workers earn an average of $5.15/hr – that’s almost half of the legal minimum wage. When garment workers cannot support their families or send their children to school, it leaves them vulnerable to being trafficked into various forms of slavery – inside and outside of fashion. So the two things that fashion needs to address is first removing all forms of child and forced labor – period. The second is providing living wages (which really shouldn’t be a groundbreaking ask) to its workers so they and their communities are not at risk for ...

Full article: http://ecosalon.com/las-fair-trade-fashion-show-tackles-s...

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