Fashionscapes: Documentary follows CSOs, activists and garment workers fighting to end poverty wages in global supply chains of major clothing brands
“Fashionscapes: A Living Wage”, 24 April 2021
On the day that marks the 8th anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy, Andrew Morgan and Livia Firth release Fashionscapes: A Living Wage, the fourth in the investigative short documentary series available on Eco-Age TV and Amazon Prime.
In this latest addition to the Fashionscapes series on fashion’s just and ecological future, the pair follow the story of the activists and change-makers calling time on the poverty wages that trap millions of garment workers in never-ending poverty. For the first time the industry, that allows its workforce to live in destitution for its own ends, faces a coordinated, structured challenge through international law.
The film features in-depth commentary and analysis from our Senior Labour Rights Lead, Thulsi Narayanasamy. It focuses on the garment workers and representatives in ‘garment hotspots’ silenced by brands. Livia and Andrew speak to the network of garment workers and activists they have maintained contact with over a decade. They uncover a flow of evidence, carried by women from the factory gates of ‘secret’ factories to a network of female legal professionals across the world, led by lawyers in The Circle, a global NGO using the collective power of women to support the world’s most vulnerable women and girls.
Fashionscapes: A Living Wage combines the voices of garment workers on the ground with top legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first ever EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage.