Bildungsarbeit an Hochschulen

Bildungsarbeit an Hochschulen



Bitte wählen Sie eine oder mehrere Optionen aus. Die Suchen werden kombiniert.






What She Makes - Power and poverty in the fasion industry

Herausgeber_in: Oxfam Australia, Melbourne

Autor_innen: S Nayeem Emran, Joy Kyriacou

Redaktion: Melanie Scaife

Schlagwörter: Arbeitsbedingungen


The study reveals that in the average supply chain of Australian garment retailers, just 4% of the price of a piece of clothing is estimated to make it back to the pockets of workers. In countries like Bangladesh, where wages are extremely low, the situation is even direr. An average of just 2% of the price we pay in Australia goes towards factory wages. But Oxfam argues that paying living wages — wages that allow the women who make our clothes to live a decent life — is possible.

Women aged 18–25 make up 80% of the factory workers in the global garment industry. Their long hours of hard work have helped to create booming economies and large export industries for countries like Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam and China. But this booming economic growth has not benefited everyone. While revenues continue to grow for many big Australian companies like Cotton On and Kmart, and while factory owners and suppliers to the garment industry across Asia continue to collect profits, the same cannot be said for garment workers.

It does not have to be this way. It is time for this unfair system to change. Brands need to pay living wages to the women who make our clothes — wages that will allow these women to lift themselves out of a life of poverty. Brands have the power — and the responsibility — to make this change.

Erscheinungsjahr: 2017

Umfang: 36 Seiten

Sprache: Englisch

Bezug: kostenfrei zum Download