Child Labour in Garment Sector in Türkiye

An Analysis on Child Labour and Human Rights Due Diligence Practices


Despite numerous legally binding instruments and initiatives that aim to combat and eradicate Child Labour (CL), this is still a prominent problem of the industrialized 21st century setting. Ready-to-wear manufacturing supply chain consolidated with cotton is composed by multiple tiers extending from cotton fields all the way to global ready-to-wear brands. This supply chain, which is defined as complex, fragmented and opaque1 , is one of these sectors that contains high numbers of CL. As it is determined by the European Commission study on transparency and traceability in garment supply chains2 , the structure of these supply chains is characterized by multiple subcontracting, outsourcing, and unregistered employment.

Child Labour in Garment Sector in Türkiye
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