Garment workers are facing hunger, poverty, and can’t feed their families. All while big fashion brands continue to make huge profits during COVID-19.
COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on women garment workers, who have lost jobs and income. They endured harsh working conditions like gruelling hours and threats of sexual harassment and violence.
Australian brands like Just Jeans, Jay Jays, and Dotti need to step up and make commitments to support their workers through this crisis.
Women in the garment industry often endure long hours, poor wages, and threats of violence and harassment. Many work up to 70 hours a week and can get paid as little as 40 cents an hour, making clothes and shoes that brands sell for millions.
Everyone should have the right to decent and fair working conditions. ActionAid stands with women on the frontlines of injustice in the garment industry and will be holding big brands in Australia accountable as part of the She Wears the Cost campaign.
Will you join us? Sign a petition, take action on social media or donate to the Pledge your Purchase appeal to stand in solidarity with women garment workers.