In the garment industry outsourcing is very common. However, it is essential to make sure all workers benefit from good and fair working conditions, even if not employed directly by the brand, as they are still helping to produce their clothes.
The IOU Project shares information about their supply chain on their website, including stories and photos about each of the artisans who craft their clothes. They also invite their customers to post photos with the purchased products. In this way it is also possible for the weavers to see who is wearing the clothes they have made.