Fugitive Denim Author on Textile Miles and Factory Monitoring

Rachel Louise Snyder
Rachel Louise Snyder
Corporate Watchdog Radio co-hosts Francesca Rheannon and Bill Baue speak with Rachel Louise Snyder, author of Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade. Snyder discusses innovations in factory monitoring such as the International Labour Organization’s Better Factories Cambodia program and Social Accountability International’s SA 8000 certification system. She also discusses strengths and gaps in factory monitoring by the Gap, as well as the fallout from the end of the Multi-Fiber Agreement (MFA), a global textile quota system.

Finally, she discusses environmental hazards associated with denim and garment manufacturing, such as toxic dyes and “textile miles,” or the distance garments travel from field to fanny measured in carbon emissions.

Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade

Better Factories Cambodia

SA 8000

Multi-Fiber Agreement