Improving Traceability And Transparency For Homeworkers

Maveen Pereira Friday, 1 January 2021

Homeworkers are the backbone of the Indian textile export industry; there are millions who carry out "piecework" from home, contributing to the global textile market from the bottom of complex supply chains. In this Lesson, learn about the hidden workers of fashion: the homeworkers working with zero contracts, no union support or employee benefits, and no regular salary, yet who provide intricate embellishment to our clothing.  

This is a segment from a full interview with Maveen Pereira, Director of Programmes at Traidcraft Exchange


In this video you'll learn:

  • Why homeworking is so prevalent in India, Nepal, and Pakistan, and why it is preferable to working in a factory for a wage
  • In what ways homeworkers need support
  • How Traidcraft Exchange is amplifying the voices of homeworkers by connecting with big fashion brands

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