Captured by Cotton : Exploited Dalit girls produce garments in India for European and US markets [India]

Author: SOMO (Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations) and ICN (India Committee of the Netherlands), Published on: 5 May 2011

Big garment brands and retailers have their products made under exploitative and unhealthy conditions by girls in Tamil Nadu, South India. The girls, mostly younger than 18 and from a Dalit background are employed under the Sumangali Scheme. In its worst form, this employment scheme stands for bonded labour...[report includes response statement by ASOS, Bestseller, C&A, Grupo Cortefiel, H&M, Mothercare, Next, Primark, Tesco]

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Related companies: Bestseller Cortefiel H&M Mothercare Next Primark (part of Associated British Foods) Tesco