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Developing Africa’s untapped garment production sector for women
Sourcing company Ethical Apparel Africa (EAA) joined Business Call to Action in December 2018 with a commitment to create at least 1,500 ethical manufacturing jobs and develop six African-owned apparel factories in Benin and Ghana by improving workplace standards, linking them to international value chains, and investing in staff wellbeing, by 2023.As outsourcing of manufacturing rises and costs of mass-produced goods such as garments, textiles and furnishings decrease, the risk of unethical and exploitative work practices in factories increases. Many of these factories are staffed by persons in forced labour - the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that over 24 million people are currently victims of forced labour conditions. Women and girls are disproportionately affected.
02 Jan 2019 - Sourcing company supports West African manufacturers to compete in international supply chains and introduce safe and supportive workplace practices for women Accra, 3 January 2019 – Sourcing company Ethical...