Without an international minimum wage, we're all worth 10 bucks
Guardian Australia |
01 May 2017
After scandals in the 1990s exposed shocking labour conditions in its supply chain, these days jeans brand Levi’s wears a commitment to ethical sourcing that you’d think would save it from protestors. But not so.
Last week in Sydney, a noisy crowd of labour activists demonstrated outside the Bondi Junction flagship store of a company publicly dedicated to “elevating the dignity of people who work to bring our clothing to market”. Similar protests this week have taken place outside Levi’s stores in London and New York. The Sydney action was a guerrilla fashion parade on a red carpet with protestors in denim jackets and jeans costumed as “double-denim disasters” and they accused Levi’s of double standards. Why?
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