Now, we know that what you want is for us to give you is a list of which shops to buy from and which ones to avoid, but sadly we can’t do this. Buying ‘sweatshop free’ clothes is a complicated business. Labour Behind the Label exists to help improve conditions for garment workers on the ground and empower them to change their systems for the better – we are not a consumer label and can’t hope to know everything there is to know about all brands.
Yet we also understand that you are a consumer who does need to buy clothes and you want to do this in the best possible way. So here is our suggestion for HOW you should go about this task, now, in an imperfect industry, in order to best support workers’ rights on the ground.