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Eileen Fisher And Nest Team Up To Drive Transparency In Fashion

Eileen Fisher And Nest Team Up To Drive Transparency In Fashion

Nearly 60% of production in the fashion industry happens inside family homes, not factories. The true size and scope of the apparel industry’s home-based workforce is unknown, but estimates show that approximately 300 million people, mostly women based in developing economies, are the predominant labor force.

These home-based laborers are among the lowest paid members of the world’s workforce. They earn, on average, $1.80 per day, an estimated 50% less than their factory worker counterparts. Their work is largely informal, invisible, and unregulated. UN reports find that these women, largely unprotected by labor laws, are at extreme risk for labor exploitation and abuse.

And yet, this home-based labor is vital. It’s at the heart of the artisan fashion economy, a $34 billion industry, equal to the size of the coffee sector. It is also the second largest employer of women in developing economies. Home-based work allows women to stay at home to care for children and other dependents, while bringing in an income. It reduces urban migration to factories, which enables communities and cultures to remain intact. Furthermore, it creates a safe environment for women facing gender-based violence and discrimination to more fully participate in the global economy.

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