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Breaking Report On Exploitation In Australian Fashion Industry

YOUNG CHRISTIAN WORKERS

1429168446277 Clothing brands report card based on treatment of workers. Image via theage.com.au

A damning report on Australia’s fashion industry has just been released revealing that nine out of 10 companies supplying clothes to Australian consumers do not know where their cotton is sourced from, and most fail to pay overseas workers enough to meet their basic needs.

Next week marks the two-year anniversary since Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza factory collapse in which more than 1100 workers died, yet this recent report card on the industry have revealed that many still continue to exploit their workers and provide them with poverty-level wages.

The second annual Australian Fashion Report, to be released on Friday by Baptist World Aid, points to the increased risk of child and forced labour in the garment industry because most local companies are unable to trace or fail to monitor their supply chains.

The report evaluated 59 clothing…

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April 17, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment