Why is ActionAid working on the issue of global garment workers’ rights?
ActionAid’s She Wears The Cost Campaign demands that big fashion brands stop making huge profits at the expense of women garment workers in Bangladesh and Cambodia.
The global fashion industry is one of the largest employers of women workers, who make up 80% of garment workers across the globe. Many of the clothes sold in Australian stores are made by women in countries like China, Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia.
Exploitation, poverty wages and poor working conditions are entrenched across the industry. This means women garment workers are left wearing the cost of poor working conditions while Australian and International fashion brands continue to cash in huge profits.
We are working in solidarity with women garment workers in Bangladesh and Cambodia to demand fashion brands uphold the rights of the women who make their clothes.