Nobody should die for fashion. Yet apparel supply chains continue to make headlines for their shocking treatment of staff. Reports suggest that workers for global brand suppliers have been locked in factories, sexually harassed by managers and, in the case of Jayasre Kathirvel, murdered.
Mending the fragmented structure of fashion’s multi-tiered production networks requires unilateral thinking across all stakeholder groups. How can organisations strive to improve the environmental and social conditions of their suppliers’ facilities, if they lack even the basic knowledge of where these factories are located?