Adidas, Nike Among Brands ‘Failing’ Cambodia’s Garment Workers

Sportswear giants like Adidas, New Balance, Nike and Puma are leaving Cambodian garment workers to “languish” below the poverty line, a new report claimed Thursday.

Published by ActionAid, an international women’s rights organization, in partnership with the Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights, the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions and the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union, “Stitched Under Strain” details what it describes as long-term wage loss, exacerbated by the pandemic, that has become the “daily reality” for workers in the Southeast Asian nation’s largest employment sector.

“What emerges is an alarming indictment of a global fashion industry that puts profit above the rights of garment workers in factories across Cambodia,” it said. “While most of the brands covered by this research have returned to profitability, workers’ financial precarity is worse than ever.”

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