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From the Publisher“Threads of Labour accomplishes its goals and does so in a stimulating, clearly written fashion. It will serve both students and practitioners seeking insights into organizing efforts around the world.” (The Professional Geographer)
"A vibrant, innovative and up-to-date book, that recognizes the diversity of women’s experience of networked global capitalism and charts both their experience of exploitation and their strategies of resistance. Threads of Labour provides a sober but constructive assessment of international multi-stakeholder initiatives to improve conditions for garment workers."
Diane Elson, University of Essex
"I would highly recommend Threads of Labour to anyone wishing 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 contested geographies 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 action research in the discipline."
David Featherstone, University of Liverpool
"This book gives valuable insights for decision-makers in international clothing brands. Read it and learn how garment workers worldwide are affected by the sub-contracted manufacturing that characterises this industry."
Dan Rees, Director of the Ethical Trading Initiative
“A politically engaged, detailed and scholarly account of global garment subcontracting … This book is required reading for researchers, students, and activists with a serious interest in global trade and global exploitation.” Network
“An essential read for globalization scholars and activists alike [and] breaks new ground by presenting a coordinated research approach for analyzing global supply chains and how power is constructed-and contested-through the links that bind them.”
Norma M. Rantisi, Concordia University, Economic Geography