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India: Study reports appalling living conditions of migrant garment workers, brands respond

The paper Unfree and Unfair gives evidence of appalling living conditions and restricted freedom of movement of young migrant garment workers in the Indian city of Bangalore. An increasing number of young migrant women workers are staying in factory-owned hostels with poor living conditions while their movement is severely restricted. The wages of the workers do not add up to a decent living wage. The hostels are run by garment factories in Bangalore that produce for leading multinational brands like C&A, H&M, Tommy Hilfiger, Inditex and GAP.

(The press release & the paper have been updated considering statement issued by Gap Inc folllowing miscommunication between Gap & authors of the report.)