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Why the fashion industry keeps failing to fix labour exploitation

  • Written by Kevin B Sobel-Read, Lecturer in Law and Anthropologist, University of Newcastle
imageFour years after the Rana Plaza tragedy and there are still reports of worker exploitation in the garment industry. Shutterstock

Worker exploitation is rampant in the global fashion industry, according to countless investigations, studies and reports. So why haven’t fashion brands cleaned up their acts?

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