The Seam Allowance: Industrial Home Sewing in Canada

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Study of working conditions of woman workers who do sewing work at home for the clothing industry in Canada - reviews historical background to homeworking; examines, on the basis of interviews, low wages, employees attitudes, occupational health hazards from fabric dust, and the mental stress of combining homemaker roles with paid work; illustrates how workers' isolation and their need to work at home encourage unfair labour practices; critically examines labour legislation controls. ILO mentioned. Bibliography and photographs.

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The High Price of Fashion
The Origins of Industrial Homework

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