"Connect your clothes to the people who make them."

Cambodia may not be the first country that comes to mind when you think of the "made in" label on your clothing, however, countless international brands are taking advantage of an $80/ month minimum wage, including, PUMA, H&M, The Hudson's Bay Co, Reitman's, Nike and Loblaw's. As wages have risen in China, brands cross borders to maintain cheap labor. As a result, the $5 Billion garment industry in Cambodia is vital, political and powerful, accounting for roughly 90% of the countries exports. 

Now, Cambodian garment workers are risking their lives as they demand higher wages. Take 3 minutes to watch this video by Heather Stilwell, as she lives the movement first hand, with a call to "Connect your clothes to the people who make them.".

Stop the violence against Cambodian garment workers from Heather Stilwell on Vimeo.

February 12, 2014 by Megan Doepker
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