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Italian Fashion Industry Pushes Back on Underpayment Claims

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The Italian fashion industry, reveling in Milan Fashion Week, has responded to a scathing New York Times report published last week highlighting the plight of Italy’s underpaid and undeclared home garment workers. Titled “Inside Italy’s Shadow Economy,” The Times describes “a distressed labor market” where “thousands of low-paid home workers create luxury garments without contracts…

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