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Race to the Bottom: The Soccer Ball Industry in China, Pakistan and India

Chan, Anita; Xue, Hong; Lund-Thomsen, Peter; Nadvi, Khalid; Khara, Navjote


An antisweatshop movement emerged in the early 1990s, exposing very low wages and poor working conditions in the factories in the world's South that manufacture for big brand-name companies in the global North, which drew up corporate codes of conduct and promised to rein in their suppliers. To ensure that their suppliers complied with the corporate codes, they turned to an elaborate monitoring system, and a new industry of monitoring firms offering factory-inspection services flourished in the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.7591/9780801455865-009


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