25 Feb '17, 7am

Here are some facts and figures about your #clothing | via @EthicalFashionF

The role of fashion professionals Harsh conditions for garment workers The impact of shifting production and short term sourcing relationships Initiatives torwards change Almost three quarters of world clothing exports are made in developing countries. With many factories in developing countries competing for valuable contracts with garment companies, prices and production times have been pushed down and down. Hourly wages in garment factories around the world are often less than 50p. In Bangladesh, where 80% of the economy depends on the fashion industry, the minimum wage now stands at £7.16 a month (2006). That’s 2.5 times less than its value of £18 in 1994, while the price of essential commodities- like rice, sugar, cooking oil and water – has risen by 200 per cent…(making it) virtually impossible for workers to support their families. (Ethical Trading Initiative , 2006...

Full article: http://www.ethicalfashionforum.com/the-issues/wages-worke...

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