Social Issues

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Social Issues

The textile industry faces various social issues. These social issues have significant implications for the people involved in the production processes.

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Health and safety hazards

  • Textile production can involve exposure to harmful chemicals and dust.
  • Exposure to harmful chemicals can lead to health problems.
    • For example, respiratory issues and skin conditions.
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Social and cultural disruption

  • In some cases, the establishment of textile factories can lead to the displacement of local communities.
    • Displacing communities disrupts their social fabric and traditional ways of life.
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Gender inequality

  • Women make up a significant portion of the global textile workforce, especially in developing countries.
    • Women often face gender discrimination.
    • Women often receive lower wages than their male counterparts.
    • Women often have limited opportunities for career advancement.
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Ethical sourcing and supply chains

  • The complexity of global textile supply chains often makes it challenging to trace the origins of products.
    • This makes it difficult to ensure ethical sourcing practices.
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Living conditions

  • Textile workers in certain areas live in overcrowded and inadequate housing.
    • This housing often lacks access to proper sanitation and other essential amenities.

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1Core Technical Principles

2Paper & Board: Specialist Technical Principles

3Timber: Specialist Technical Principles

4Metal: Specialist Technical Principles

5Polymers: Specialist Technical Principles

6Textiles: Specialist Technical Principles

7Designing & Making Principles

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