Stained Supply Chains Labor exploitation in the textile industry of China and India

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Laura Isabel Vásquez Martínez

Keywords

fashion industry, labor exploitation, China, India, fast fashion, sustainability

Abstract

Actualmente la industria de la moda es de enormes proporciones. Los volúmenes de producción han crecido a un ritmo acelerado durante los últimos 20 años. La presión por la reducción de costos y el deseo de los consumidores por adquirir cada vez más prendas ha llevado a las empresas a engancharse en procesos de producción manchados, en los que se involucran prácticas como la explotación de los empleados y la contaminación ambiental. El presente ensayo expone las condiciones laborales que este sector ofrece en el continente asiático, especialmente en China e India, para concluir que el abuso de los trabajadores está intrínsecamente presente en la etapa productiva de la cadena de suministro de la industria de la moda.

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