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Fact sheet: migrant labour in the textile and garment industry

M. Theuws, G. ten Kate , 2016

Name of publisher/editor

SOMO

Geographic area

Global

Industries

Textiles

Summary & key words

Migrant workers are an increasingly important part of theglobal garmentindustry workforce. These workers are particularly vulnerable to exploitation: they often do thesame job as local workers but for lower wages and in more precarious conditions, and face specific barriers
to articulating and demandintheir rights as workers. 

Abuse of migrant workers intextile and garment supply chains is a growing problem. This fact sheet addresses these abuses and offers companies that buy garments forretail a set of recommendations to address exploitation of migrant workers intheir supply chain. This publication is part of a series of fact sheets that SOMO is developing for the WellMade programme.

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Subject (Categories)

economic social

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