Pandemic or not, the global apparel industry is going to make sure that it is the workers making our clothing that is going to suffer the most. For nearly a year, A-ya spent up to 10 hours a day at Tr
When you create supply chains without the slightest concern for anything but low costs–ignoring workplace safety, human rights, labor rights, environmentally sustainability, every other concern
I’m glad someone in the media is paying attention to the impact of COVID-19 and the decline of the global economy on the tenuous status of unionized garment workers in south and southeast Asia.
On November 13, 1970, Jeon Tae-Il, a Korean sweatshop worker, burned himself to death in protest over the sweatshop conditions of he and his fellow workers. This is the foundational moment in South Ko
Ha ha ha, of course not. Those workers could strike and stuff. Nope, prison labor is way better! Now, look, I know that the prison system is terrible for prisoners around the world. Some of these bran
I want to take you back, perhaps in the Wayback Machine, to the lost age of 2013. If we can open the creaky vaults of our memories, we might recall that 1,138 workers died to make your clothes and clo
I have written over and over and over again about the need to be aware of who is making your clothing and being an active participant in their fight for justice. You have to actually see these people
Five years after Rana Plaza, basically nothing has changed for south and southeast Asian sweatshop workers. American consumers effectively don’t care. The left doesn’t actually take trade