Labor Abuse in a Factory Setting: A Look at India’s Garment Industry

By Eliza Ferdinando Eliza is an undergraduate student at Sarah Lawrence and will graduate in 2022. “It won’t be a sin if people kill you and get rid of you; you should be shot and disposed of.” (1)  This is just one example of the verbal and physical abuse that the Workers Rights Consortium, or WRC, documented in Bangalore garment factories. The woman in these … Continue reading Labor Abuse in a Factory Setting: A Look at India’s Garment Industry

Home Workers and Fast Fashion: A Look at India’s Garment Industry

By Eliza Ferdinando Eliza is an undergraduate student at Sarah Lawrence and will graduate in 2022. Google ‘labor abuse in fashion’ and a whole mess of articles with headlines like “Hundreds of H&M and Gap Factory Workers Abused Daily, Report Says” (Global Citizen), and “Child Labor In Fashion Is Still A Major Problem” (Refinery29) pop up. The exploitative conditions that workers in these factories face … Continue reading Home Workers and Fast Fashion: A Look at India’s Garment Industry