Labour Behind the Label

The fashion industry has a major impact on the environment from its carbon footprint to pollution caused by manufacture and
The fashion industry has a major impact on the environment from its carbon footprint to pollution caused by manufacture and
As shoe consumption continues to rise, it is vital that we stop the exploitation and poverty trap that women homeworkers find themselves in. The answer is not the knee-jerk reaction that some brands may advocate of banning homeworking from their supply chains.
This is an industry in urgent need of reform. 88% of all shoes produced are made in Asia, and in 2014 the UK bought 523 million pairs of shoes. We are all connected to this industry by the shoes on our feet and yet we have almost no knowledge as to where our shoes are made and under what conditions.
In response to a boycott, brands may cut production or pull out of factories. This would lead to the loss of jobs, garment workers struggling to feed their families and families being unable to send their children to school.