E11: Sarah Adler-Milstein and Sweat Shops
Sarah Adler-Milstein is a labor advocate and author of Sewing Hope: How One Factory Challenges the Apparel Industry’s Sweatshops.
We dive into the revolutionary model of Alta Gracia, the world’s first and only apparel factory paying its workers a living wage. Alta Gracia has received widespread press of late, including this Atlantic article.
We discuss why Alta Gracia was founded, how its model works, and some of its successes and challenges. If you’re interested in hearing how companies can pay their workers more and increase business performance, then check out this episode.
21:00 – How to bring consumers closer to reality of supply chain
27:30 – Impact of technology on low-wage workers