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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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Mar 20

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Brands must urgently take steps to minimise impact of the coronavirus on garment workers’ health and livelihoods

The new coronavirus has reached global pandemic levels and is affecting people across the world, including garment workers in global supply chains. Protecting those most at risk means both taking steps to limit exposure and ensuring that people surviving on the poverty line are not pushed below it.

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Mar 20

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WIN! A signed copy of Foot Work plus print

We're running an awesome competition with Tansy Hoskins and artist Ruby Taylor! A signed copy of Tansy Hoskins' latest book 'Foot Work' could be yours along with a beautiful print from artist Ruby Taylor. 

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Dec 19

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Human Rights Day 2019: In solidarity with garment workers

Today is Human Rights Day, and tragic factory accidents in recent days serve as a sombre reminder that failure to uphold human rights in the garment industry can be fatal for workers. 

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Nov 19

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BOOWHO? It’s time to #GoTransparent

boohoo is part of the fast fashion industry which pumps out hundreds of new collections at rock bottom prices. A constant supply of cheap new fashion means that on average, items of clothing are discarded after only five weeks.

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Oct 19

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Press release: Unions and NGOs criticise government for ignoring human rights in post-Brexit Cambodian trade deal

9.10.19 – Labour Behind the Label have today criticised the UK Government for unconditionally promising that Cambodia will retain trade privileges with the UK after Brexit.

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Shahida Parveen and her three sons lost their husband and father in the Ali Enterprises fire

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Sep 19

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New report shows factory auditing worsens garment workers’ rights

A new study published by the Clean Clothes Campaign reveals the extent of corporate negligence and the lack of accountability within the factory social auditing industry.

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Sep 19

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Take action: Uniqlo owe workers 5.5 million USD

Workers at Jaba Garmindo factory, which is based in Jakarta Indonesia, lost their jobs overnight due to the unexpected factory closure, as a result of bankruptcy. 80% of these workers were women. They are still waiting for 5.5 million USD that they are owed in severance pay. This week, Uniqlo opens their first store in […]

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Aug 19

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New report shows 650,000 Syrian refugees in Turkish factories

A new study out this week shows that the way European brands buy from factories in Turkey is putting workers at risk of exploitation.

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Jul 19

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Tell us where our school uniforms come from

Trutex, the UK’s largest specialist school wear brand, produce uniforms and sportswear for thousands of schools across the UK and worldwide. Yet Trutex is failing to provide any information at all on where its uniforms are made. This needs to change.

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