The industry of shoe making employs a quarter of the population in the Indian city of Agra. According to reports and campaigners, children as young as 8 years work in informal workshops and households from stitching to packing shoes. Consequently they do not have fixed hours and do not take breaks. A member of MV Foundation said that these children are available for work because they have no access to schools nearby.
Shoe brands are urged to work with the local government to investigate their supply chains as behind the regulation to prevent child labor in exporting factories, many workplaces and small production units stay unmonitored at lower tiers.