That’s what we want to find out by asking apparel and footwear maker Skechers to adopt a human rights policy and figure out exacting where it’s sourcing its materials.
Across the world, an estimated 25 million people are victims of forced labor. The majority of them are exploited by companies for a profit rather than by private individuals. One of the largest sectors that relies on forced labor is the $3 trillion apparel and footwear industry. An estimated 60 million to 75 million people are employed in this global sector.