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Aug 20

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Trutex school uniform campaign: update

Last summer, we asked you to help us push Trutex into becoming a more transparent supplier of school unfirms. At the time, Trutex’s website offered vague promises of a commitment to ethical production and assurances that its production sites are well managed and safe. Yet it didn’t provide any evidence that what they said was ...

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Aug 20

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Inside Missguided: a documentary that misses the mark

Channel 4 have been showing a 4-part documentary about the fast-fashion trend brand Missguided all this month [here]. We thought it might be worth while to add a record of our engagement with Missguided of late to bring some data to the debate.

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Aug 20

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UN(DER) PAID IN THE PANDEMIC: An estimate of what the garment industry owes its workers

Millions of garment workers around the world have not received their regular wages, or have not been paid at all, for months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, shows a new report by Clean Clothes Campaign, launched today.

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Jul 20

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Leicester Garment Industry

In response to ongoing reports of abusive conditions in the Leicester garment Industry, and the Government’s recent announcement of a cross-government task force, Labour Behind the Label, along with key stakeholders has issued the following public letter to the Rt Hon Priti Patel, Secretary of State for the Home Department; Rt Hon ...

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Jun 20

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Report: Boohoo & COVID-19: The people behind the profit

Emerging evidence indicates that conditions in Leicester’s factories, primarily producing for Boohoo, are putting workers at risk of COVID-19 infections and fatalities.

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Apr 20

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Remembering the Rana Plaza workers by continuing the fight for workers’ rights during the pandemic

Seven years ago today, at least 1,134 workers died in the garment industry’s deadliest factory incident in history. Today, we remember the workers who died in the Rana Plaza collapse, sending our thoughts to those affected by this tragedy. While we commemorate this crisis, workers’ lives are again at risk as COVID-19 hits the ...

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Apr 20

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COVID-19 Short Term Demands in defense of Garment Workers in Global Supply Chains

The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing the grossly unequal power relations that define global garment supply chains, with workers paying the price. Today the many organizations behind the world-wide Clean Clothes Campaign network are calling for action from brands and retailers, as well as governments and other stakeholders.

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Apr 20

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Brands must honour contracts during pandemic

During the fallout from Covid 19, we have seen brands cancel orders, renegotiate price or payment terms or even refuse to pay for goods that have already been received. This is evidence of how global supply chains have been designed to limit big brands’ obligations to their suppliers. 

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Mar 20

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Report: Who will bail out the workers who make our clothes?

The economic repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic are colossal in scale and global in scope. The world’s wealthy countries are poised to spend trillions of dollars to shore up the income of their workers and to rescue their corporations. A vital question remains unanswered: who is going to rescue the workers who toil in the ...

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