In this report, the widespread use of the Sumangali Scheme in Tamil Nadu is illustrated by four case
studies of such vertically integrated enterprises of which the European and US buyers were identified:
Bannari Amman Group, Eastman Exports, KPR Mill, and SSM India. This report aims to provide civil
society organisations, policy makers, companies and consumers with clear examples of problems
related to the Sumangali Scheme and other labour rights violations in the Tamil Nadu garment industry.
Evidence of the occurrence of the Sumangali Scheme in the supply chains of European and US brands
and retailers is provided.