EP 196: Labour Conditions in the Bike Trade – Worst and Best Cases

show notes

In this episode of the Cycle Systems Online Podcast, host Sean delves into the often-overlooked ethical concerns in the bike manufacturing industry. With a spotlight on the recent investigation into Shimano’s Malaysian factory, he explores issues such as labor exploitation, environmental degradation, and the lack of fair trade standards in bike production. Sean discusses historical parallels to indentured labor and highlights potential solutions by drawing comparisons to the apparel industry’s efforts towards ethical manufacturing.



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About the author, Julia

Julia Lally is co-founder and finance and ops director of Cycle Systems UK and Cycle Systems Online GmbH. She likes to divide her time equally between the laptop, her eBike and the spa pool. But mostly, the laptop wins.

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