Crowd Research Widget

Public Eye
Urs Drechsler

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Using WikiRate’s API, Public Eye built a multilingual widget which asked volunteer researchers to answer questions about the wage policies of apparel companies from around the world.

These questions addressed whether a company 1) made statements about living wages on their website, 2) had a concrete action plan or strategy for paying living wages in their supply chain, 3) publicized information about its factories and suppliers, and 4) made available details of the wages that their workers are paid.

Their easily accessible widget clearly shows the data gaps and allows users to add companies or brands that were not part of the original research.

Public Eye organized a series of live research events, to bring volunteers together to contribute research while raising awareness about the topic.

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