Products would cost slightly more, but only by a very small fraction. Studies show that it would only cost a brand between 1-4% of the cost of the garment to ensure living wages across its supply chain (Source: Oxfam, 2019). As a consumer, the price of clothing would increase 0-2% to provide a living wage to the people who made it.
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- What is the Lowest Wage Challenge?
- How can I participate in the Lowest Wage Challenge?
- What are wages currently like for factory workers in the fashion industry?
- Why are living wages important?
- Why is publishing lowest wages the most critical step toward living wages?
- How are lowest wages different from a living wage, or a fair wage?
- How do you calculate a living wage?
- What is ACCOUNTABLE?
- How do brands dodge responsibility for living wages?
- Will moving to living wages make products cost more?