Global wealth is being unequally distributed: the top per cent of the world's population own 45 per cent of the global wealth. In 2018, 26 individuals owned as much as the 3.8 billion people constituting the poorest half of humanity. This growing financial inequality often leads to social discrimination and jeopardises the stability of society.
Inequality is also to be found in the textile industry: while companies make profits, workers are often forced to work for wages that are barely sufficient to feed themselves and their families. Since its foundation, living wages have been a central concern of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and since 2019 it has also been anchored in the review process as an obligatory goal: All members must cooperate in a measure that aims to pay living wages to workers in production countries.
Furthermore, the Partnership Initiative on Living Wages supports, among others, approaches to wage increases in producing countries. With living wages, workers in the textile industry can not only secure the livelihood for themselves and their families, but also send their children to school and set aside a little money for emergencies. In this way, social and economic inequalities can be sustainably reduced.
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