Paper $34.00 ISBN: 9780745327686 Published December 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780745327693 Published December 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Clean Clothes: A Global Movement to End Sweatshops

Liesbeth Sluiter

Clean Clothes: A Global Movement to End Sweatshops

Liesbeth Sluiter

Distributed for Pluto Press

328 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $34.00 ISBN: 9780745327686 Published December 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780745327693 Published December 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

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.

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
Index

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