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#GoTransparent campaign win: Primark publishes factory locations

#GoTransparent campaign win: Primark publishes factory locations
09-02-2018 12:01

This week low-cost retailer Primark published an overview of its production locations, after being presented with close to 70,000 signatures on a petition calling upon the company to do so. Over the last month, activists presented Primarks in different cities with gift-wrapped golden boxes with signatures, suggesting that Primark add transparency to its new years' resolutions. Clean Clothes Campaign is delighted that Primark now has responded to this demand.

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New report: false promises and restriction of movement in production for Western garment brands

New report: false promises and restriction of movement in production for Western garment brands
26-01-2018 11:40

Female migrants employed in India’s garment factories supplying to big international brands like Benetton, C&A, GAP, H&M, Levi’s, M&S and PVH, are subject to conditions of modern slavery. In Bangalore, India’s biggest garment producing hub, young women are recruited with false promises about wages and benefits, they work in garment factories under high-pressure for low wages. Their living conditions in hostels are poor and their freedom of movement is severely restricted. Claiming to be eighteen at least, many workers look much younger.

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70,000 people demand that Armani and Primark reveal where they make their clothes

70,000 people demand that Armani and Primark reveal where they make their clothes
25-01-2018 11:15

70,000 people call upon major garment brands and retailers Armani, Primark, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21 and Walmart to make transparency part of their New Year’s resolutions and publicly disclose the factories that produce their clothes. Throughout January, activists will deliver golden boxes of signatures to luxury brand Armani and cost-cutter Primark in major European cities. Other targeted brands can also expect to find signatures left on their doorsteps.

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Despite massive profits, big fashion brands refuse to pay workers after factory closures

Despite massive profits, big fashion brands refuse to pay workers after factory closures
15-12-2017 10:30

Starting 14 December, garment workers and activists unite in global actions against wage theft. Over the next week, while holiday shoppers across the world peruse apparel stores, they may also discover messages from garment workers seeking help. The message to consumers reads: "I made the item you are about to buy but I didn´t get paid for making it".

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Clean Clothes Campaign statement on five years anniversary of Tazreen Fashions fire

Clean Clothes Campaign statement on five years anniversary of Tazreen Fashions fire
23-11-2017 14:41

Five years ago today, the Tazreen Fashions factory in Bangladesh went up in flames. Over 112 workers died, trapped in their workplace. Many more sustained injuries for life. On this day, our thoughts are with the survivors and the families of those workers that lost loved ones in this tragedy.

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Garment workers are waiting for an answer – will H&M deliver on its promise to pay a living wage in 2018?

Garment workers are waiting for an answer – will H&M deliver on its promise to pay a living wage in 2018?
24-11-2017 09:26

Four years ago today, H&M made a bold promise that, if kept, would mean a game changer for the industry. On 25 November 2013, the company vowed to pay what H&M calls a ‘fair living wage’ to the garment workers in its supply chain by 2018. On the fourth anniversary of H&M’s historic statement, with 2018 just around the corner, Clean Clothes Campaign and global partners are greatly anticipating the moment next year when every garment worker that stitches clothes for H&M will receive a living wage.

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Bangladesh Safety Accord will continue safety work after 2018; Brands sourcing from Bangladesh should sign on

Bangladesh Safety Accord will continue safety work after 2018; Brands sourcing from Bangladesh should sign on
22-11-2017 14:05

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh will continue its coordination of brands’ due diligence obligations after 2018. This was reconfirmed unequivocally over the last few weeks by the Accord’s signatories, secretariat and witness signatories, after earlier ambiguous statements in the press about an early retreat from Bangladesh. Clean Clothes Campaign, as one of the four witness signatories, whole-heartedly continues to support the Accord’s work to manage brand due diligence in the field of safety. CCC urges all brands that have not signed onto the new Accord yet to commit themselves as soon as possible to this follow-up agreement as part and parcel of their international human rights obligations within their supply chain.

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Report finds ‘Made in Europe’ label tied to garment and shoe production in European sweatshops

Report finds ‘Made in Europe’ label tied to garment and shoe production in European sweatshops
09-11-2017 06:56

A new report published today by the Clean Clothes Campaign, Europe's Sweatshops, documents endemic poverty wages and other stark working conditions in the garment and shoe industry throughout Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. Despite working overtime, many workers in the Ukraine for example make just EUR 89 a month, where a living wage would have to be five times that much. Among customers of the factories are fashion brands like Benetton, Esprit, GEOX, Triumph and Vera Moda.

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Pressure grows on Uniqlo CEO to fulfill debt owed to workers

Pressure grows on Uniqlo CEO to fulfill debt owed to workers
08-11-2017 15:17

Today, a global coalition consisting of labour activists and campaigners throughout Japan, Hong Kong, Europe, and the U.S., joined garment workers in Indonesia, renewing calls on Uniqlo CEO Tadashi Yanai to fulfill the debt owed to workers after the Jaba Garmindo garment factory suddenly closed in 2015.

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No more excuses: New evidence reveals EU Action on Bangladesh labour rights abuses long over-due

No more excuses: New evidence reveals EU Action on Bangladesh labour rights abuses long over-due
18-10-2017 06:08

In light of new evidence, trade unions and labour organizations are today renewing their calls to the European Commission to make good on its promise to launch a trade investigation into Bangladesh as a result of its government’s continued failure to make urgently needed reforms to the law and practice governing trade union rights in the country’s Ready Made Garment industry.

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Four years since Aswad fire compensation by brands can no longer wait

Four years since Aswad fire compensation by brands can no longer wait
07-10-2017 10:34

Today four years ago, a fire broke out in the Aswad Composite Mills textile mill in Bangladesh, killing at least seven workers and injuring over fifty. Happening six months after the deadly Rana Plaza collapse, this tragedy never received much attention, and four years on, the families and survivors still remain without full and fair compensation. On this day, our thoughts are with the families that suffered losses. Clean Clothes Campaign urges the brands that were sourcing from the factory, including H&M, C&A and Primark, to ensure that these families finally receive the compensation that they should have been provided with so many years ago.

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Brands must speak out about violations in Cambodia

Brands must speak out about violations in Cambodia
03-10-2017 14:50

Labour rights organizations are deeply concerned about the closing of democratic and civil society space in Cambodia. This trend has recently escalated with alarming high-profile incidents of repression against political leaders, non-governmental organizations, and independent media. Clean Clothes Campaign, Worker Rights Consortium, and International Labor Rights Forum are calling on multinational apparel companies sourcing from Cambodia to take a stand against this repression, and to urge the Cambodian government to respect human rights and labour rights.

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Top global sports brands adidas and Mizuno shamefully defy international standards on workers’ rights in Indonesia

 Top global sports brands adidas and Mizuno shamefully defy international standards on workers’ rights in Indonesia
12-10-2017 17:47

Clean Clothes Campaign issues the following statement in response to the refusal of adidas and Mizuno to pay what is owed to workers who made their shoes in Indonesia:

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Zara, Next, Mango Slammed for Leaving Workers Without Wages in Turkish Factory

Zara, Next, Mango Slammed for Leaving Workers Without Wages in Turkish Factory
25-09-2017 09:01

Workers at the Bravo Tekstil factory complex in Istanbul, Turkey are demanding their back wages and severance after working without payment for three months followed by the sudden shutdown of their factory. As the factory was producing for the apparel brand giants Zara, Next, and Mango, Clean Clothes Campaign supports the workers’ demand that these brands take responsibility and pay up.

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Brands need to step up on compensation after new factory fire in Bangladesh

Brands need to step up on compensation after new factory fire in Bangladesh
24-09-2017 17:18

At least six people were killed in a textile mill fire in Bangladesh last Wednesday. Clean Clothes Campaign expresses its heart-felt condolences to the families of the deceased.

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Five years since Ali Enterprises fire disaster, factories in Pakistan continue to be unsafe

Five years since Ali Enterprises fire disaster, factories in Pakistan continue to be unsafe
13-02-2018 14:06

Today Clean Clothes Campaign commemorates the five year anniversary of the deadly fire that ripped through the Ali Enterprises factory in Pakistan, killing over 250 garment workers. As we remember this tragedy, our thoughts are with the families that lost loved ones and of those that lived through these horrific events. Taking stock five years on, Clean Clothes Campaign fears that, in absence of credible and transparent safety inspections, garment factories in Pakistan remain unsafe workplaces. This means that thousands of workers continue to face daily risks of being injured or killed at work.

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Open letter: After five years, it is high time to pay severance to 345 workers who made adidas and Mizuno shoes

Open letter: After five years, it is high time to pay severance to 345 workers who made adidas and Mizuno shoes
12-07-2017 15:10

Today five years ago, a group of Indonesian workers started a strike after their employer had denied them the provincial sectoral wage as well as freedom of association. By the end of July, 1,300 workers were dismissed for participating in the strike. Five years on, 345 workers are still fighting for their rightful severance pay. On this day, Clean Clothes Campaign published an open letter to adidas and Mizuno, the two brands that sourced from the factory in the years preceding these events.

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M&S, Bonmarché and Nygård should compensate Cambodian workers after factory closure

M&S, Bonmarché and Nygård should compensate Cambodian workers after factory closure
11-07-2017 07:50

The sudden closure of a garment factory linked to UK and Canadian brands has left 208 workers in Cambodia without jobs, salaries or compensation. A year later these workers, largely women, are still fighting for justice and are in a desperate situation. As they stitched clothes for UK brands Marks and Spencer and Bonmarché, as well as Canadian brand Nygård, the workers are demanding that these companies take responsibility and give them the legally due payments that their supplier failed to provide.

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Why is the Bangladesh government scapegoating the victims of the deadly boiler explosion?

Why is the Bangladesh government scapegoating the victims of  the deadly boiler explosion?
19-07-2017 11:28

According to media reports, police have filed a criminal complaint against ten people following the July 3rd explosion at the Multifabs Ltd. facility. The complaint accuses the individuals of negligence of duty, injury and murder. The only three individuals named in the complaint were killed in the explosion. An inquiry into the causes of the explosion has yet to be completed.

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Bangladesh factory explosion shows need to expand Accord inspections to boilers

Bangladesh factory explosion shows need to expand Accord inspections to boilers
19-07-2017 11:25

A boiler explosion at the Multifabs Ltd. factory in Bangladesh yesterday killed at least 10 people, injured dozens more and led to a partial collapse of the factory. We extend our condolences to the families that lost loved ones in this terrible incident and our thoughts are with them and with those who were injured.

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