The FairWear Campaign: An Ethical Network in the Australian Garment Industry

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Burchielli, Rosaria, Delaney, Annie, Tate, Jane and Coventry, Kylie (2010) The FairWear Campaign: An Ethical Network in the Australian Garment Industry. Journal of Business Ethics, 90 (Supp.4). pp. 575-588. ISSN 0167-4544


In many parts of the world, homework is a form of labour characterised by precariousness, lack of regulation, and invisibility and lack of protection of the workers who are often amongst the world’s poorest and most exploited. Homework is spreading, due to firm practices such as outsourcing. The analysis and understanding of complex corporate networks may assist with the identification and protection of those most at risk within the supply chain network. It can also expose some of the key ethical issues and dilemmas of supply chain management and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Based on a case-study of the Australian FairWear Campaign (FWC), this article identifies an ethical network that aims to increase corporate accountability (CA) via greater transparency in corporate supply chains and improve work conditions for homeworkers and increase their recognition in the supply chain.

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Issue is called 'Volume 90, Supplement 4'

Item type Article
DOI 10.1007/s10551-010-0593-z
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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > FOR Classification > 1505 Marketing
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > SEO Classification > 9405 Work and Institutional Development
Keywords ResPubID20154. FWC, FairWear Campaign, homework, informal employment, corporate social responsibility, corporate accountability, ethical networks, homeworkers, social responsibility of business, supply chains, Australia, Australian
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