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Fashion Research: Labor, Industry, Sustainability

This guide highlights print and electronic resources to support fashion research in the Fordham University Libraries.

Overview of Labor & Industry Issues

This page provides tips and resources for finding information about the history of labor organizing in the garment and textile industry, current labor issues and unions, human rights, and government oversight to protect workers in this industry.

decorative  The books listed here represent only a selection of the library holdings. For additional items, use the subject terms on this page to search the library catalog by subject.

Searching by Subject Heading

To search for books by subject, go to the library catalog.


Use the Library of Congress Subject Headings below to locate items related to working conditions and labor issues in the fashion industry through searching the catalog by subject:

Clothing trade

Clothing trade--Environmental aspects

Clothing workers


Textile industry

Textile workers

Selected History Titles

Digital Collections & Archives

Current Labor & Industry Issues

Image credit: International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union sign via Missouri State Digital Collections.

Fast Fashion & Sustainability

Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Finding Articles

Use the following resources to find articles about labor issues in the fashion industry. See the Articles & Databases tab for more options.

Government Oversight Resources

Unions For Garment Workers

Reference & Instruction Department

Reference & Instruction Department
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