Brands Are A Lot More Responsible For Terrible Factory Conditions Than They Want You To Think

by MR Magazine Staff

According to a report called “Dirty Threads, Dangerous Factories” from the Garment Worker Center, the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education, and UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health, there are about 45,000 garment workers in Los Angeles. Sixty percent of the workforce are women, and 71 percent are foreign born. While the number of undocumented workers within the garment industry itself is unclear, Marissa Nuncio, the director at Los Angeles’s Garment Worker Center, says that anecdotally, they know that a majority of the workforce is undocumented. Read more at Racked.