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Nov 20

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Boohoo: Pay back your workers and go transparent

Black Friday 2020 is here – a national day of shopping frenzy when cheap mark ups see hundreds of thousands of shoppers drawn to buy. Online fashion brand Boohoo are set to make a big advertising push. Will you join the campaign to tell them to pay their workers back for their unpaid wages, and […]

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Nov 20

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PRIMARK: Have you paid your workers?

Since March, workers who produce Primark’s clothes in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Cambodia have been protesting mass dismissal, unpaid wages and reduction in pay. Sign our petition today and join us in calling for Primark to to ensure that all workers in their supply chain are paid their wages. Workers should not have to pay the cost ...

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Oct 20

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Boohoo update

Since last year, we have been campaigning for the online fast fashion brand Boohoo to clean up its supply chain and publish its supplier list. Thousands of you signed our petition. Multiple news reports of illegally exploited workers in Leicester and dodgy practices brought Boohoo under the spotlight, and this provoked the brand to ...

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23

Sep 20

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Report: Out of the Shadows

This short report is designed as a guide to the Fashion Checker tool (FashionChecker.org) and highlights what is missing in regards to brand commitments and practices in paying a living wage to workers in their supply chains. The report is based on research undertaken in 2019 and early 2020.

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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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10

Aug 20

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Report: 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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