A Commodity Chain Analysis Analytical Essay by Faustino

A Commodity Chain Analysis
An analysis of the effects of the apparel industry on the global market and labor force.
# 59574 | 1,006 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2004 | US

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This paper presents a commodity chain analysis by tracing the production, distribution, and consumption of an "Abercrombie & Fitch" t-shirt. The paper examines the apparel, textile, and footwear industries from a local and global point of view, with a focus on the work force of these manufacturing industries.

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"In general, the apparel industry is perhaps the most global of all manufacturing industries. The apparel, textile and footwear industries employ the largest workforce of any manufacturing industry in the world. At the very bottom of the chain are the garment workers, where all of the clothing production commences. Many of the workers are young women and teenagers who work in garment sweatshops producing for American retailers. About 80 percent of apparel workers producing clothing for U.S. retailers are working under conditions that violate local and international labor law. In the state of California alone there are over 140,000 garment workers who are mostly women, Latina and Asian immigrants that work 10-12 hour days, poverty wages, no paid overtime, physical, verbal and sexual abuse, dangerous and unsanitary working conditions, and suppression of the right to organize unions to change these conditions."

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