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Fashion's Key Social Issues

Wages

Most of the world’s garments are made in Asia, and most of the workers who make them are not paid enough to live on - a ‘living wage’ - even when they get the legal minimum wage. 

There are various definitions of a ‘living wage’, but in general, the minimum legal wage in many garment producing countries are below what is considered neccesary to support a worker and their families at a low but decent standard of living. For example, according to the Living Wage Coalition in Bangladesh th…

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