Fashion's Forgotten Workers: Risk to Resilience with Tech-Enabled Solutions

Homeworkers in the Indian fashion and textile industries are some of the most exploited within supply chains. However, the service they provide is essential to their operation and provides vulnerable female workers with a vital source of livelihood.

Castlefield Partner David Gorman will co-host this joint event and introduce an expert line-up of speakers to share their experience of working with the homeworkers in India.

Date: Monday 26 July 2021

Time:12:00 – 14:00 BST

As part of the programme, David will also discuss the role of investors in the garment sector and how ethical investment practices could play a role in improving conditions for homeworkers and other informal workers.

Themes explored at this webinar include:

  • Outlining the urgent issues faced by homeworkers and other vulnerable supply chain actors.
  • Considering which interventions might support these homeworkers, along with the risks of causing accidental harm.
  • A consideration of the benefits that can arise from worker collectives.
  • Exploring how technology can help to support the formation of these collectives and gather information to allow businesses to demonstrate genuine leadership in human rights due diligence.

Collaborators include Alliance Manchester Business School, Incudeas Ltd, Traidcraft Exchange, SEWA and Home Workers Worldwide.

For further details and to register for free tickets, please go to the specific event registration page here