Ethics of the Textile Industry

1463 WordsAug 19, 20136 Pages
The textile industry faces many ethical issues; unfortunately the outworking industry is a growing problem in the fashion world which often goes unheard of. While outworkers are facing poverty, Australian teenage fashion consumers are oblivious to this extreme ethical issue. Young people should be addressing the outworking industry in Australia in an attempt to improve the current and future economical and ethical situations. This essay will investigate the working conditions of outworkers, the amount of knowledge young Australians have about outworkers, the effect of the outworking industry on the wider community and will provide recommendations on how young Australian consumers can improve the situation in the outworking industry.…show more content…
Young people should be addressing the outworking industry in Australia in an attempt to improve the current and future economical and ethical situations. If teenagers use the recommendations to improve the outworking industry their future will look a lot brighter and their families and themselves can buy clothing and know that people are being treated with respect and equality. Bibliography 1. "Code stitched up for outworkers." Australian [Sydney, Australia] 10 Oct. 2002: 5. Global Issues In Context. Web. 14 Feb. 2012 2. Ethical clothing australia. 2011. Accredited Brands. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.ethicalclothingaustralia.org.au/consumer/accredited-brands-full. [Accessed 04 March 12]. 3. Evans, R. (2002). Outworkers take corporate Australia to court. Available: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/26560. Last accessed 23 4. IPA. 2002. Outworkers Speak Out. [ONLINE] Available at: http://ipa.org.au/library/publication/1213662691_document_200842304049_outworkers_20speak_20out.pdf. [Accessed 23 February 12]. 5. Lormand, E. FACTs and FAQs about Nike's labor abuses. Available: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~lormand/poli/nike/nikelabor.htm. Last accessed 23 Feb 2012. 6. "Reap well what you can sew." Australian [Sydney, Australia] 3 Dec. 2001: 13. Global Issues In Context. Web. 14 Feb. 2012. 7. "School by day, sewing by night for 30c a job - THE EMPLOYEES." Australian
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