Opinion

Responsible Fashion: Why Global Brands Must Help Workers in India

Michael Posner

By Michael Posner

By Michael Posner

Warren Buffett famously observed that “you only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out.” In the last several months, as the economic tide has rolled far out, it has starkly revealed a range of serious vulnerabilities in our economic system. Perhaps none are more striking than the disparities associated with global supply chains.

Today, consumers in North America and Europe enjoy affordable clothes and fruits and vegetables year-round, while many low-wage workers in places like India, Bangladesh, and Central America struggle invisibly to avoid extreme poverty.

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Michael Posner is a Professor of Business and Society and Director of the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights.