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Fair Wear

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Phone : 03 9251 5270
Email : fairwear@fairwear.org.au
Web : http://www.fairwear.org.au

Why do we exist ?

Fair Wear works to eliminate the exploitation of homeworkers (outworkers) in the Australian clothing industry.

What do we do ?

Recognizing that sweatshops are just as much of an issue at home as abroad, the FairWear campaign actively encourages Australians to think critically about where the clothes we wear are produced and under what conditions.

What opportunities do we have for young people ?

As individuals and as a community we make a difference and at Fair Wear we aim to provide you with the tools to address these injustices occurring here in Australia.

Students can access information about sweatshop conditions and what you can do on our website. We have resource kits for schools and action kits.

Other Stuff

Homeworkers are mostly women who make clothes at home in Australia for as little as $2 to $3 an hour. They often work up to 18 hours a day, 7 days a week. Homeworkers make clothes for our major retailers, designers and even suppliers of school uniforms. It is estimated that there are 300,000 outworkers in Australia today.