How Fashion Businesses Can Prevent Modern Slavery

Stephanie Steele Friday, 1 January 2021

Modern slavery is a term only recently heard about in the media, and this is because with an increase in demand for transparency, questions are being asked with investigations consequently taking place. The fashion industry is rife with modern slavery, but it need not go so far as that image you have of someone in chains. Due to the systems in place within the textile and fashion supply chain, exploitation of vulnerable people is a key driver of modern day slavery.

In this tutorial, we look at the notable definitions of modern slavery, and how you as a business owner can ensure there are no victims within your supply chain.

The definitions come directly from the UK Government's Transparency in Supply Chains provision asset to avoid any misunderstanding of language, with additional links and reading having been sourced by our team. Thumbnail image from Skillcast.


In this tutorial you'll learn:

  • How 'modern slavery' is defined, plus additional definitions of the types of modern slavery
  • What the Modern Slavery Act 2015 legislates on
  • How to approach victims of modern slavery in your supply chain
  • Supply chain transparency toolkit, including how to use due diligence and performance indicators in your business
  • Compiled additional links and resources

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