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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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Action Update: Number 28

Find our what Labour Behind the Label have been up to in our bi-annual Action Update.

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Jul 19

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Concerns raised over health impacts of chemical use in denim bleaching

Labour Behind the Label is supporting international concerns raised over the impact of Potassium Permanganate on workers in the Turkish denim industry. An initial study into the impacts of the chemical, released in the UK this week, revealed workers using it in spray form to create the faded look in denim were suffering skin and […]

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Jul 19

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Primark responds on Bangladesh repression

Back in May, thousands of activists signed our petition to Primark to ask what action they are taking for the hundreds of Bangladeshi workers sacked or arrested during violent protests this January. Primark have now come back with the details.

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Jun 19

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Campaigners respond angrily to short-sighted Government response on reducing plastic waste in fashion

18.6.19 – Today, the Government has rejected all recommendations from the Environmental Audit Committee to address sustainability in Fashion.

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Jun 19

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Tell Boohoo and Amazon to pay a living wage

Online fast fashion is a growing market. Consumers buying super fast trends in high volumes as seen on instagram and youtube means factories are under huge pressures to produce fast orders at low costs. This often impacts on human rights, including the right to a living wage.  Boohoo and Amazon are some of the biggest […]

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Jun 19

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Major clothing brands failing to meet living wage commitments

Our new report, Tailored Wages UK 2019, looks at 32 top brands to see who is taking action to address poverty pay for the people who make our clothes. It found that whilst brands said they had a commitment to ensuring wages were enough to support workers’ basic needs, no major clothing brand is able […]

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Apr 19

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Not a single worker is making a living wage yet H&M claims to have done an amazing job

In the latest sustainability report and the accompanying public communication H&M continues to mislead the public about its progress in the area of living wage. H&M’s practice of making empty promises and bogus claims of great achievements cannot go unchallenged.

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