Garment Worker Diaries


The Lives and Wages of


Garment Workers

The Garment Worker Diaries collect  regular, credible data on the work hours, income, expenses, and financial tool use of workers in the global apparel and textile supply chain in producing countries.

The objective of the project is to have the data inform: government policy decisions, collective bargaining, and factory and brand initiatives related to improving the lives of garment workers.

The project began in 2016 when Microfinance Opportunities, in collaboration with local research firms in Bangladesh, India and Cambodia, collected data from 180 women in each country every week for a period of a year. We are now entering the second phase of the project in which we are scaling up our efforts, first in Bangladesh and later in 2019 in Cambodia. Our goal is to be collecting and disseminating Diaries data in five producing countries by 2021. The data will result in a major improvement in the transparency of global supply chains.

This project is led by Microfinance Opportunities in collaboration with a number of organizations, including: BRAC, SANEM, and Bangladesh Country Office of SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (Bangladesh), TNS (Cambodia), and Morsel Ltd. (India). C&A Foundation provides financial support along with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Dhaka. Fashion Revolution is partner in spreading the word about the Diaries and engaging stakeholders to advocate for changes in the global supply chain that will improve the lives of garment workers.

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Garment Worker Diaries Bridge the Gap between Stories and Statistics


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Bangladesh Garment Worker Diaries Scale Up


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Introducing The Garment Worker Diaries


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Impact of H&M’s Fair Living Wage Initiatives on the Economic Lives of Bangladesh’s Garment Workers.


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Garment Worker DIARIES IS A PROJECT BY MICROFINANCE OPPORTUNITIES, IN collaboration WITH FASHION REVOLUTION AND SUPPORTED BY C&A FOUNDATION

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