Recognising And Supporting Homeworker Roles In Your Supply Chain

Homeworkers Worldwide Thursday, 1 July 2021

This is a 19-minute lesson. Dr. Lucy Brill and Peter Williams from advocacy organisation Homeworkers Worldwide joined us to explain what a "homeworker" and "homeworking" is within the textile and apparel supply chain, and how to recognise then support this role within your own production.

This is part one. In part two, Peter and Lucy introduce their Finding Hidden Homeworkers Toolkit that gives you guidance and a case study to help you understand why you should implement a homeworking strategy for your business.


In this lesson you will learn:

  • What a homeworker is and the role they play in the textile and apparel supply chain
  • About the life of a homeworker and the daily challenges they face
  • How you and your business can implement practices that support this highly insecure but necessary role

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  • Using The "Finding Hidden Homeworkers" Toolkit

    with Homeworkers Worldwide
    Summary

    This is an 18-minute lesson. Dr. Lucy Brill and Peter Williams from advocacy organisation Homeworkers Worldwide joined us to explain how to use their "Finding Hidden Homeworkers" toolkit. This toolkit was produced following research as part of an EU co-funded project in collaboration with Cividep led by Traidcraft Exchange. This lesson also contains background explanations as to why a business would want to implement a homeworking policy, plus a case study of a successfully implemented policy.

    This is part two. In part one, Peter and Lucy introduce what a homeworker role is, and how to recognise then support it within your fashion supply chain.

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