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  • September 21, 2021

    Live-blog: How the Coronavirus affects garment workers in supply chains

    This blog aims to collect daily information about how the new Coronavirus COVID-19 is influencing garment workers' rights in supply chains around the world. It will be updated as new information comes in from media and the Clean Clothes Campaign global network. Information is posted as it comes in from the network and cannot always be double-checked.

  • September 20, 2021

    Fashion Checker relaunched

    New data on Fashion Checker shows transparency remains key to hold brands accountable as workers, unions and campaigners call on brands to not leave workers in destitution during the pandemic.

  • September 15, 2021

    Webinar: the European Union's role in ending gender based violence

    In the global textile production industry, more than 80% of workers are women, and 75% of them regularly experience gender-based violence in the factories. The Clean Clothes Campaign is organising a webinar on September 30th to discuss concrete legislation measures to improve life and working conditions for female garment workers worldwide.

  • September 13, 2021

    CSOs and labour unions call for the EU to confront systemic flaws of private social auditing and glaring accountability gaps

    Evoking collective memory of the fire that caused over 250 preventable deaths nine years ago, 15 human and labour rights organisations are jointly urging EU policymakers to address the systemic issues related to the role of social auditing in that disaster as well as in many others.

  • September 9, 2021

    On eve of deadly factory fire anniversary, Pakistani labour activists urge action for worker safety

    On the occasion of the ninth anniversary of the Ali Enterprises factory fire in Karachi, labour leaders in Pakistan call upon apparel and textile brands to ensure that factories in their country are made safe. With the start of the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Garment and Textile Industry last week, there is now a concrete avenue to address factory safety in the country. Labour leaders stress the urgency of swiftly expanding the Accord programme to Pakistan.

  • September 6, 2021

    Announcement: 9th anniversary of Ali Enterprises factory fire: the new International Accord and Pakistan

    Clean Clothes Campaign is inviting journalists to a media briefing on 9 September, ahead of the ninth anniversary of the deadly Ali Enterprises factory fire, which killed over 250 workers in Pakistan. The briefing will focus on the opportunity to expand upon the safety work of the Accord to bring life-saving changes to workplace safety in Pakistan in light of the newly concluded International Accord for Health and Safety in the Garment and Textile Industry, and the failure of private social auditing systems.

  • September 1, 2021

    August 2021 Covid blog

    This blog aims to collect daily information about how the new Coronavirus COVID-19 is influencing garment workers' rights in supply chains around the world. It will be updated as new information comes in from media and the Clean Clothes Campaign global network. Information is posted as it comes in from the network and cannot always be double-checked.

  • September 1, 2021

    Major apparel brands sign new safety Accord, others turn their backs on workers

    Today, the new International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry, signed by 77 international apparel brands, takes effect as the successor agreement to the Bangladesh Accord. Clean Clothes Campaign urges all apparel and textile brands that have not yet signed the new Accord to do so immediately, to ensure the work in Bangladesh can continue and work in other countries can start.

  • August 30, 2021

    Over 50 organisations call on brands, governments and employers in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to keep workers safe

    Garment workers' lives are put at risk by exempting workers from lockdown measures and making them work at full capacity in garment factories to meet orders of brands headquartered in countries with high vaccination rates. Currently we see this unfolding in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh during the wave of the delta variant. Over 50 organisations from around the world are urging brands, governments, and employers to take immediate action.

  • August 24, 2021

    NGO signatories to Bangladesh Accord welcome new binding worker safety agreement

    Today, apparel brands and labour unions announced agreement on a new International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry, thereby preserving, extending, and expanding the model pioneered by the Bangladesh Accord for protecting worker safety. The non-governmental organization signatories (known as witness signatories) to the Bangladesh Accord – Clean Clothes Campaign, Worker Rights Consortium, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Global Labor Justice-International Labor Rights Forum – issued the following statement:

  • August 19, 2021

    Bangladesh Accord expiration poses liability risk to apparel brands

    An analysis of existing and upcoming human rights due diligence legislation in relation to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, published today, shows that apparel brands will expose themselves to considerable liability risks if they fail to negotiate and sign a follow up agreement to this ground-breaking safety programme, which will expire in two weeks’ time.

  • August 4, 2021

    Major apparel brands let garment workers’ lives hang in the balance

    Today, Clean Clothes Campaign launches a public tracker showing which garment brands are advocates of a new strong binding agreement on factory safety and which major brands are an obstacle to progress in the field of worker safety. The tracker calls out major companies such as H&M and Bestseller (Vero Moda, Jack & Jones) for not using their considerable power to ensure that advances on supply chain factory safety are maintained.

  • August 1, 2021

    July 2021 Covid blog

    This blog aims to collect daily information about how the new Coronavirus COVID-19 is influencing garment workers' rights in supply chains around the world. It will be updated as new information comes in from media and the Clean Clothes Campaign global network. Information is posted as it comes in from the network and cannot always be double-checked.

  • July 29, 2021

    Open letter to European Commissioners: Kalpona Akter calls for strong protections against violations and access to justice for victims

    Bangladeshi human rights defender Kalpona Akter wrote an open letter to European Commissioners Didier Reynders and Thierry Breton who are jointly working on a legislative proposal on Sustainable Corporate Governance.

  • July 20, 2021

    Fair Labor Association recommends Uniqlo and s.Oliver provide financial relief to former Jaba Garmindo workers

    We call for the immediate implementation of Fair Labor Association's (FLA) recommendation with the launch of a new documentary, How to Steal Your Workers' Future, an intimate and powerful portrayal of the long-term devastation that severance theft causes for garment workers and their families.

  • July 19, 2021

    Workers owed $11.85 billion after fashion brands' inaction

    The crisis is far from over for garment workers who are owed 11.85 billion USD in unpaid income and severance, whilst labour rights violations flourish, according to new research by Clean Clothes Campaign.

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