Pay-to-play, pay-to-stay: the high cost of Indonesian apparel jobs

When Susi, a 25-year-old sewing operator in Indonesia, found work at a garment manufacturer in West Java, she paid one… month’s wages upfront to a middleman to secure her job. She quit the strenuous job within one week, but received no refund. To secure her next position, Susi repeatedly paid around a month’s wages for […]

Sourcing from Myanmar Requires Extraordinary Due Diligence. Here’s Why

As fashion brands and retailers begin to reset and reshape their supply chains as they emerge from the global coronavirus… pandemic, a new multi-year investigation has identified some of the risks at stake when sourcing from garment factories in Myanmar. Highlighted exclusively here on just-style, child labour and audit deception are among the ongoing challenges.