Labour Protection Standards

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Fixing Fashion

Remaking the Way We Make, Market, and Buy Our Clothes

With sales of more than US $500 billion a year, the fashion industry is one of the most important sectors of the global economy, employing millions of men, women, and often children in the … 242 View
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Shift Change

Scenes from a Post-industrial Revolution

Hamilton’s industrial age is over. In the steel capital of Canada, there are no more skies lit red by foundries at sunset, no more traffic jams at shift change. Instead, an urban … 252 View
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Foreword

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The foreword begins with a short history of the textile industry in the UK before looking to the ways the textile industry is still exploiting people, especially children around the world, … 3 $0.30 Add
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Tectonic Shift

From: Shift Change

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This chapter describes Hamilton as it once was: foundries belching iron oxide into the atmosphere, traffic jams driven by shift changes at factories, and workers toiling at all hours of the day … 25 $2.50 Add
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Boom, Bust, and a Double-Sided Bohemian Renaissance

From: Shift Change

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This chapter surveys some of the attempts to develop and revitalize Hamilton’s downtown core. Although the initial efforts were unsuccessful, a few optimists valiantly plotted … 48 $4.80 Add
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Introduction

From: Fixing Fashion

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The introduction begins with a look at the author’s early career in the fashion industry, particularly, the international sourcing of Hanes brand clothing. The author introduces some key … 10 $1.00 Add
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Manchester to Mumbai

From: Fixing Fashion

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In Manchester to Mumbai, the author explains his path to the fashion industry before delving into the following topics: the roots of global trade; labor, guilds and slavery; the India trade and … 22 $2.20 Add
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The "Creative Class" Creates a Global Urban Clash

From: Shift Change

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In this chapter, the author examines the relationship between Hamilton and Toronto, and how these two once-divided cities are now closely intertwined. The chapter also explores gentrification in … 53 $5.30 Add
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A Blue-Collar Legacy – for Better and for Worse

From: Shift Change

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This chapter examines the dual nature of Hamilton, and poses key questions about the city. Can history be the basis for a roadmap forward? Are there unique aspects of Hamilton’s past that … 49 $4.90 Add
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To Make and Market

From: Fixing Fashion

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In To Make and Market, the author explains the clothing production and marketing processes through his experiences. He covers the following topics: structuring of large corporations such as Sara … 41 $4.10 Add
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Alphabet Soup

From: Fixing Fashion

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In Alphabet Soup, the author begins to examine his process of engaging with the darkers aspects of the global fashion industry, such as child labor, global trade agreements and their impacts, … 36 $3.60 Add
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Slogging towards Tomorrow

From: Shift Change

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This chapter examines the activities of the Hamilton Roundtable and other similar institutions, which sought to bridge the gaps between government, the non-profit sector, business, churches, and … 48 $4.80 Add
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Does the TPP Work for Workers?

From: The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Canada

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Suggests that the TPP’s Labour Protection Standards are not what they claim to be and are not effectively enforceable as exemplified by opposition fron Labour Organizations. ; 15 $1.50 Add
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Unsustainable

From: Fixing Fashion

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Unsustainable begins with a case study of water pollution from a textile mill in China, owned by a Hong Kong company. Then it considers sustainable trade and programs like the Better Cotton … 32 $3.20 Add
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Aid for Trade

From: Fixing Fashion

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The chapter Aid for Trade takes a look at the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement over 20 years, considering who has benefitted. It also analyzes statistics and outcomes by country, … 13 $1.30 Add
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Redefining Fashion

From: Fixing Fashion

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The final chapter presents a wide array of view points on how to change the fashion industry for the better, drawing on quotes and interviews with people involved, such as educators, financial … 50 $5.00 Add