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Fashioning compassion

A worker in a clothing cooperative in Tamil Nadu. Ten women own the cooperative which is currently making t-shirts for Body Glove. The cooperative produces 1000 garments a day, six days a week. Each shirt sells for $25 in America—the equivalent of this women's weekly wage. Photo by Bindy Taylor.

Human trafficking is usually associated with the sex trade, but it forms a key part of the textile industry as well. On a recent Women of Strength trip to India, Bindy Taylor saw first-hand the working conditions experienced by the people who make our clothes. The connection between clothing production and human trafficking is one of the world’s best-kept secrets. ...

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