“My children don’t have food. I can withstand this hunger, but they cannot.” What the Crisis Means for the People Who Make Collegiate Apparel

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To:WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges
From:Scott Nova
Date:June 29, 2020
Re:“My children don’t have food. I can withstand this hunger, but they cannot.”
What the Crisis Means for the People Who Make Collegiate Apparel

I want to draw your attention to a report we are sharing today on the economic crisis facing workers who make university apparel. The report includes portraits of six workers at collegiate factories, drawing on workers’ own words to illuminate the impact on their families. Most of these workers are no longer able to buy sufficient food for their children.

The WRC is working intensively on strategies to ameliorate harms and protect workers’ well-being across the apparel supply chain. As part of that work, I want to make sure we are providing you with a full picture of the human impact of the crisis in the university apparel sector.

As always, please let me know if you have any thoughts or questions about this report.