Oxfam urges Australian fashion brands to end worker exploitation

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The Bangladeshi factory worker who may well have made your t-shirt could be earning as little as 39 cents an hour

That is the sobering message coming from non-for-profit organisation Oxfam Australia’s “What She Makes” report released today.

Deloitte Access Economics was engaged by Oxfam to analyse Australia’s garment supply chain and work out what proportion of the cost of a garment ends up in the pocket of the person who made it.

Leven 2bIt found in the average Australian supply chain, just 4 per cent of the price of a clothing item is paid to overseas…

That is just 40 cents from a $10 t-shirt.

In Bangladesh, where wages are much lower, as little as 2 per cent of the…

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