Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / AFWA's documentary reveals conditions of garment workers
AFWA's documentary reveals conditions of garment workers
10
Jun '16
The Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA) has released a new documentary, 'Living Wage Now!' that reveals the working conditions of Asian garment workers. The film features garment workers in Cambodia, India, Bangladesh and Indonesia speaking about their lives and daily struggles in the face of inadequate pay, excessive overtime, unsafe working conditions and more.

The film includes footage shot inside Asian garment factories that supply leading clothing brands and retailers. 'Living Wage Now!' follows the global garment supply chain from factory floors in Asia to department stores in Europe.

There are roughly 40 million workers engaged in the garment sector across Asia, but their stories are so rarely told. In the film, a worker in Dhaka, Bangladesh tells of narrowly escaping death when the Rana Plaza factory building collapsed in 2013, killing over 1,100 of her fellow workers.

Workers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia share their daily struggles to make ends meet as trade unions are violently suppressed. Viewers also see footage from the fight for worker rights in Jakarta, Indonesia.

“Do you think that workers who are producing high-level fashion for the global market should be living like rats? We don't think so. We think that workers should be having a wholesome life, a dignified life for themselves and their families. And this is what Asia Floor Wage is about,” said Anannya Bhattacharjee of the Asia Floor Wage Alliance.

The AFWA and its partners are currently attending the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, where they are pushing the International Labour Organization to enact legally-binding standards for global supply chains. (NA)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Ghana sets up task force to clamp down on textile piracy

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2017

Ghana sets up task force to clamp down on textile piracy

Ghana’s ministry of trade and industry has set up a taskforce to...

APTMA calls for implementation of PM’s export package

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2017

APTMA calls for implementation of PM’s export package

The All Pakistan Textiles Mills Association (APTMA) has called for...

Courtesy: Coach

Fashion | On 21st Oct 2017

US company Coach to change name to Tapestry from Oct 31

Coach Inc., a New York-based house of modern luxury accessories and...

Interviews View All

Milind Khandwe
Hindoostan Innovation Centre

‘Modern technical textile is an indispensable tool for science and...

Top executives
Textile industry, India

The event should be organised every year

Rahuul Jashnani
Jashn

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
77.9%
No
13.2%
Skip
8.8%

Total Votes: 68

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.8%
No
27.9%
Skip
10.3%

Total Votes: 68

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
85.3%
No
10.3%
Skip
4.4%

Total Votes: 68

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
75.0%
No
11.8%
Skip
13.2%

Total Votes: 68


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search