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Worsening Forced Labor in Garment Industry Should be a ‘Wake-Up Call’

Rivet’s 2021 winter issue has dropped! This in-depth issue examines the steps the global denim industry is taking to minimize its impact on the environment, from implementing zero waste production and design processes to establishing greenhouse gas emissions goals aligned with the Paris Agreement.

One thing that has thrived in the garment industry during the Covid-19 pandemic: Forced labor. Not only has the ongoing health crisis made it more challenging for brands to root out modern slavery in their global supply chains, but early reactions such as canceled orders and withholding payment for goods are likely to have exacerbated…

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