5.1 is the fashion industry ethical?
> Grade: 7th to 9th
The workers of the fashion industry
In Europe, we have been fighting for workers’ rights for a long time. Unfortunately, not all countries in the world have been so lucky. So, as consumers, how can we make sure we are buying something from a brand that pays its workers properly?
In the last 15 years, many brands, NGOs, and countries have created different coalitions and organisations to make sure that factory workers are paid properly. Chose one of the 4 organisations below this line and make a short presentation for your classmates. Try to answer questions like:
1. What are they (NGO, coalition, initiative, association)?
2. What do they fight for?
3. Why do they do it?
4. How do they do it?
"I will keep going until I faint"
3 Norwegian teenagers are taken to discover how their clothes are made in Cambodia. They will live as garment factory workers for a day and try to survive with the average salary there.
Minimum wage VS Living wage
Which country is better and which one is worse?
Do you think this is a fair situation?
Why might some countries like Cambodia not want to enforce minimum wage and worker safety laws?
What can we do as consumers to change this situation?
Find out what is the difference between minimum wage and living wage. With the figure below calculate what is the living wage and the floor wage of each country.
"What kind of life is this?"
mini research task
Have you ever wondered what kind of jobs there are in the fashion industry? Try to think of as many as possible. Use the areas below to make it easier.
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