Promoting Good Working Conditions Across the International Garment Industry
Sixty million workers across the developing world rely on the garment industry for their livelihoods. Of these, eighty percent are female, many of whom have migrated from rural areas and are entering the formal workforce for the first time.
While factories are a valuable source of jobs and can help improve livelihoods of workers and their families, poor working conditions remain a pressing issue across the global garment industry. While there have been many advances over the past 25 years, many problems remain and momentous industry progress remains elusive for a variety of reasons.