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Clean Clothes : A Global Movement to End Sweatshops

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The Clean Clothes Campaign is a worldwide movement that aims to improve the wages and conditions of sweatshop workers. This is the story of their struggle.Large retailers such as Tesco, Walmart and Carrefour lure shoppers in with prices that seem too good to be true. This book shows that they're too good to be fair. All along the industry's supply chain, workers, often children, are exploited through poverty wages, unpaid overtime and harsh anti-union measures. The campaign urges those in charge of the garment industry's supply lines to protect their workers and treat them fairly.This dynamic account of direct engagement by concerned consumers is a must read for those that see globalisation differently and want their shopping choices to support the most vulnerable people involved in the clothing industry.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 134 x 214 x 22mm | 381.02g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. 25 photos, graphs, line drawings.
  • 0745327680
  • 9780745327686
  • 1,533,583

About Liesbeth Sluiter

Liesbeth Sluiter is a Dutch freelance photographer and journalist, who has worked for over 25 years with a passionate focus on environment, gender and global development issues. She is the author of The Mekong Currency (1993), published in the UK, the Netherlands, and Japan, and has written numerous articles on development and environmental issues. For the past three years she has focused on the issue of working conditions in the global garment industry and on the work of the Clean Clothes Campaign, a worldwide network that pushes for improvement of these conditions.show more

Review quote

'Those of us who wear 'sweaters' might be interested to know that the word lies in the history of industrial organisation, as this masterful account makes clear. There is much insight on development trajectories to be gleaned from this book' -- Duncan Campbell, Director, Department of Economics and Labour Market Analysis, International Labour Organisation, United Nations 'Creating conditions for fair labour in the global economy is the greatest moral challenge of our times. Clean Clothes is an indispensable and sure-footed guide to a sweat-free future' -- Andrew Ross, author of Low Pay, High Profile and Nice Work If You Can Get Itshow more

Table of contents

Dedication Acknowledgements Abbreviations and Acronyms Preface Introduction Part 1 A Globalising Industry 1. A Footloose Enterprise 2. Destination Elsewhere Part 2 A Globalising Network 3. Asia 4. Africa 5. Europe's Neighbours Part 3 The Campaign in Action 6. Strategic developments Interlude: The European Network Up-Close Part 4 Debates and the Future 7. Support for Workers 8. Consumers 9. Hard law 10. Companies Epilogue Notes Bibliography Organisations in the Network Indexshow more