Deepa, a home-based worker lives with her family in Tirupur, Tamil Nadu, India. She has been working as a home-based, garment trimmer for the past eight years and her husband works as a master cutter at a local factory. Deepa says that it takes both of their incomes to sustain their family’s
The paper examines the implications and impact of corporate codes of conduct of international brands in global garment and textile supply chains on the fair and decent treatment of homeworkers. It also identifies other governance approaches and initiatives that promote decent work in global
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
HNSA would like to acknowledge, with gratitude, the financial support received from DFID’s “Work and Opportunities for Women” (WoW) Programme towards the making of this toolkit. The demand for a South Asia-specific toolkit for homeworkers in garment supply chains came from HNSA’s membership.
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