Hide and Stitch: Efforts to Change the Way We Value Home Based Work In The Apparel Industry

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This article originally appeared on Forbes

Rebecca van Bergen, the entrepreneur behind NEST, is bringing visibility, fairness, safety, and accountability to the garment and apparel industry's millions of home workers, most of them women in developing economies.

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What's missing is visibility and protection for work that's done by home workers who are working within complex supply chains. Van Bergen has created a multi-stakeholder approach including brands, vendors and artisan businesses to create the first set of compliance standards for work outside of a factory in homes or small workshops.