Cambodian garment workers travel home from work in Phnom Penh, where factory pay has fallen to US$30 month, which is not a living wage, and factories employing 100,000 workers have reportedly suspended operations since January. Photo: EPA-EFE

How Walmart, Gap and other fashion retailers hit by lockdowns put women at risk of slavery in developing countries by not paying their bills

  • Some fashion retailers have committed to paying for orders in full, but others have not, causing garment factories to lay off staff, who are mostly women
  • Campaigners for better rights for workers hope naming and shaming the companies punishing vulnerable women in this way will force the industry to change
Topic |   Fashion
Cambodian garment workers travel home from work in Phnom Penh, where factory pay has fallen to US$30 month, which is not a living wage, and factories employing 100,000 workers have reportedly suspended operations since January. Photo: EPA-EFE
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