News

Date:
4 July 2016
Country:
Thailand
Title:
The World’s Most Invisible Workers Plan to Revolutionize Labor for Millions
Publication:
Next City
Reporter:
Carr, Carlin.
Description:

Home-based work — a hugely invisible sector of Thailand’s and the world’s informal economy — is now a major part of global supply chains. The most recently available data from WIEGO estimated that in 1999 as much as 60 percent of global garment production, especially of children and women’s clothing, was done at home in both Asia and Latin America. Major brands are no longer just being produced in factory complexes like Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, where 1,134 workers died when their workplace caught fire and collapsed. The tragedy exposed many exploitations and violations in global garment supply chains that have increasingly become more invisible in the homes of workers.

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