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During my visit in Sao Paulo I interviewed Renato Bignami, a Ministry of Labour Inspector, responsible for addressing modern slavery in garment industry of Brazil. In this conversation he explains the links between garment production and human trafficking and precariousness of working conditions. How would you describe garment industry in Brazil? R.B.: Garment industry is traditionally related to low wages. Now people foster the idea of a living wage, but living wage and garment industry don’t seem to match. When you take into consideration the phenomenon of fast fashion it only gets harder. Other issues are: health and safety, discrimination, labour conditions, working hours, child labour

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