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Fashion's Indirect Impact on Children

One in eight adult workers currently work in some aspect of textile and garment production, from cotton farming to garment manufacturing. Research by the International Labour Organization suggests that 35% to 45% of these workers are unlikely to earn even the minimum wage and up to 181 million are in vulnerable and insecure work.

Global data does not yet exist on how these conditions affect the children of these workers. However investigations into specific aspects of the fashion industry are …