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India: The SOMO - ICN report on employment and labour conditions in the textile industry in the state of Tamil Nadu

1 November 2014

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"This report offers insights into the employment and labour conditions in the textile industry in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The report tells the stories of workers in five spinning mills: Best Cotton Mills, Jeyavishnu Spintex, Premier Mills (Unit III), Sulochana Cotton Spinning Mills and Super Spinning Mills (Unit C). These spinning mills are part of five vertically integrated enterprises: Best Corporation (P) Limited (BCPL), Premier Group, K.M. Knitwear, Sulochana Group and SARA ELGI.

The textile and garment industry in Tamil Nadu is a major hub in the global knitwear sector, and these five enterprises supply important international companies – such as C&A, HanesBrands, Mothercare and Primark. However, the economic importance of this export-oriented industry stands in stark contrast with the substandard employment and working conditions that thousands of girls and young women have to endure on a daily basis."

Read the Full report here:

Flawed Fabrics: The abuse of girls and women workers in the South Indian textile industry
A report by SOMO - Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations and ICN - India Committee of the Netherlands. October 2014