Supply Chain

18 Mar 2021

For centuries, the South Asian region has been renowned for its textile traditions and heritage. These skills have been nurtured and perfected not in busy factories and by famous brands but by

“Who made my clothes” is a question increasingly asked by consumers, especially after the spate of serious industrial accidents killing thousands of workers, many of them in the garment districts of Bangladesh (famously, Tazreen and Rana Plaza). Shareholders, investors and large

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA), HomeNet South Asia (HNSA) and HomeNet South East Asia (HNSEA)

Demand a COVID-19 Supply-Chain Relief Contribution from Brands for All Garment Workers

18 Jun 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted global garment supply chains causing brands and retailers to close shops and cancel orders from sourcing factories. This has resulted in mass layoffs and has had a devastating effect on the livelihoods of homeworkers – who form the lowest tiers of supply chains

30 Mar 2020

The terms ‘invisible’ or ‘hidden’ are often used when referring to women homeworkers in garment and footwear supply chains. Their work is often undervalued and remains unseen by the retailers and brands they produce for. Because of the hidden nature of their work, they are vulnerable. And face

19 Mar 2020

South Asia’s 50 million home-based workers, a majority of whom are women, are significant contributors. Their earnings ensure the welfare of their families, communities and national economies. Within this 50 million, homeworkers – a category of home-based workers who earn piece-rates – are an