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From the Publisher"A vibrant, innovative and up-to-date book, that recognizes thediversity of women’s experience of networked globalcapitalism and charts both their experience of exploitation andtheir strategies of resistance. Threads of Labour provides asober but constructive assessment of internationalmulti-stakeholder initiatives to improve conditions for garmentworkers."
Diane Elson, University of Essex
"I would highly recommend Threads of Labour to anyonewishing to learn the intricacies of the global garment industry,and what action can be taken to make change happen."
"A ground-breaking and original study of the contestedgeographies of women working in the global garments trade.Theoretically, empirically and politically rich and innovative.This is one of the most sustained and exciting examples of actionresearch in the discipline."
David Featherstone, University of Liverpool
"This book gives valuable insights for decision-makers ininternational clothing brands. Read it and learn how garmentworkers worldwide are affected by the sub-contracted manufacturingthat characterises this industry."
Dan Rees, Director of the Ethical Trading Initiative
“A politically engaged, detailed and scholarly account ofglobal garment subcontracting … This book is required readingfor researchers, students, and activists with a serious interest inglobal trade and global exploitation.” Network
“An essential read for globalization scholars andactivists alike [and] breaks new ground by presenting a coordinatedresearch approach for analyzing global supply chains and how poweris constructed-and contested-through the links that bindthem.”
Norma M. Rantisi, Concordia University, EconomicGeography