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Kizone action goes global!

Kizone action goes global!
24-04-2013 09:50

On Monday campaigners in Germany, the UK and the US handed over a petition to adidas demanding overdue severance pay for 2,800 Indonesian garment workers. In total 1.5 million is illegally withheld from the workers, which is less than two per cent of the cost of adidas Olympic sponsorship.

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US university dumps adidas: first-ever contract loss over sweatshop abuse

US university dumps adidas: first-ever contract loss over sweatshop abuse
24-04-2013 09:50

US Cornell University announced that they will severe their contract with adidas from the beginning of October 2012, becoming the first U.S. university in history to terminate an agreement with the German company over labour rights. Cornell’s decision comes nearly a year and a half after PT Kizone, an adidas supplier factory in Indonesia, shut down unexpectedly in 2011. The closure left nearly 3,000 workers without $1.8 million in legally-owed severance. Adidas still refuses to pay up.

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adidas 'humanitarian aid' gives cold shoulder to Kizone workers

adidas 'humanitarian aid' gives cold shoulder to Kizone workers
25-04-2013 13:45

One month after our petition with nearly 50,000 signatures was handed over to adidas by US and European activists, the sports brand issued a statement saying how they intend to respond to the outstanding US$1.8million in severance payments owed to former Kizone workers in Indonesia.

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Sweatshop Campaigners unite against Adidas' "Fundamentally flawed" workers rights summit

Sweatshop Campaigners unite against Adidas' "Fundamentally flawed" workers rights summit
25-04-2013 13:48

Anti-sweatshop campaigners from the US and Europe today united to condemn a summit to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland on Tuesday organised by adidas, intended to deal with the issues workers face when its supplier factories close. Whilst United Students Against Sweatshops, the Clean Clothes Campaign, War On Want and People & Planet welcome comprehensive, long-term solutions to workers’ rights abuses in adidas’ supply chain, they say the summit is “fundamentally flawed” and an “empty rhetorical gesture” as workers in Indonesia that made adidas products have been waiting for severance payments for over a year.

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Join our global Week of Action against adidas!

Join our global Week of Action against adidas!
25-04-2013 13:50

This week, we join hands with our friends from Labour Behind The Label, SumOfUs, USAS, People and Planet, Ms Wanda, ILRF and many more to tell adidas to stop throwing around excuses. We want them to finally pay up the US$1.8 million of severance payments they owe the Kizone workers in Indonesia. The Kizone factory closed in April 2011, leaving 2,800 people out of work and without pay. It's time for a global Week of Action!

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Global protest swamps adidas’ Facebook page

Global protest swamps adidas’ Facebook page
25-04-2013 13:51

Thousands of people from across the globe are leaving messages on adidas originals' Facebook page about adidas' failure to pay Indonesian workers US$1.8million severance pay.

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Aslam Hidayet, ex-worker Kizone factory: 'Adidas deceives us'

Aslam Hidayet, ex-worker Kizone factory: 'Adidas deceives us'
25-04-2013 13:54

More than 5000 of you wrote on adidas' and Justin Bieber's Facebook wall to push them to pay the severance pay of the Kizone workers. Justin Bieber failed to respond, and adidas simply sent us a letter arguing that the workers were satisfied with the food vouchers they had been issued with.

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Europe's biggest fashion brands embroiled in poverty pay outrage

24-04-2013 11:48

Europe's biggest fashion brands embroiled in poverty pay outrage - Campaigners mimic factory fainting in stores across Europe

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Swooning over fashion?

Swooning over fashion?
24-04-2013 09:50

The Clean Clothes Campaign started a Europe-wide campaign called No More Excuses to demand companies pay sweatshop workers in Cambodia enough to lift them out of poverty. Campaigners in 11 European countries will work together to call on popular brands to pay a living wage to workers. You can help!

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H&M under fire as Swedish television unearths Cambodian production scandal

H&M under fire as Swedish television unearths Cambodian production scandal
24-04-2013 09:50

A documentary revealing the miserable conditions faced by Cambodian factory workers producing goods for the fashion retailer H&M was aired on Swedish national television last night. Campaigners and the media are calling on H&M to respond to allegations of poverty pay in the industry.

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Christmas 'fashion mobs' for a living wage in Cambodia

24-04-2013 11:48

Christmas shoppers stand to be taken by surprise this month as campaigners take action in shopping centers around Europe to raise awareness of poverty wages of Cambodian garment workers. With these 'fashion mobs', they pressure H&M, Inditex (Zara), Levi’s and Gap to introduce a living wage in Cambodia.

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Call for an end to Jeans Sandblasting

24-04-2013 11:49

Labour rights organisations are calling for a worldwide ban on the sandblasting of jeans. They say that the sandblasting operators who make the finishings on the jeans run unacceptable health risks. According to the organisations, tens of thousands of people working in the jeans industry are at risk of dying.

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Killer Practice Still Not Banned By All Jeans Brands

24-04-2013 11:49

Amsterdam, 15 februari 2011 – The sandblasting of jeans has still not been banned by all jeans producers, even though the practice is known to kill sandblasting operators. Ignoring repeated calls by trade unions, labour-rights organisations and medical associations, large international fashion brands like Diesel, Dolce & Gabbana and Replay have refused to enter into dialogue to bring the deadly practice to an end in their supply chains.

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Killer Jeans - Manifesto to end sandblasting

Killer Jeans - Manifesto to end sandblasting
24-04-2013 09:50

The Clean Clothes Campaign has launched an appeal on jeans producers to stop sandblasting their products. Sandblasting can cause an acute form of the deadly lung disease silicosis. The practise puts the lives of thousands of sandblasting operators at serious risk. It's often performed in small workshops in the informal sector in jeans-producing countries like Bangladesh, Egypt, China, Turkey, Brazil and Mexico. Almost all of the jeans sold in Europe are produced in these countries. In Turkey alone, 46 documented cases of sandblasters contracting silicosis and dying have been registered. This is likely to be only the tip of the iceberg.

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Stop the Killer Jeans!

Stop the Killer Jeans!
29-04-2013 15:55

After much publicity on an Italian TV-show, Roberto Cavalli has issued a very terse statement saying they are not currently using sandblasting. Not exactly a public ban, but a start...

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Pressure builds on Dolce & Gabbana to ban sandblasting

 Pressure builds on Dolce & Gabbana to ban sandblasting
25-04-2013 13:32

Clean Clothes continues to focus on the remaining brands which have not responded to our call for banning sandblasting or whom have refused to communicate with us. They mostly happen to be Italian luxury brands – Roberto Cavalli and Dolce and Gabbana.

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Armani bans sandblasted jeans but Dolce and Gabbana STILL ignore the call

Armani bans sandblasted jeans but Dolce and Gabbana STILL ignore the call
24-04-2013 09:50

After a long standing campaign launched by Clean Clothes Campaign in November 2010 and a recent petition hosted by Change.org, Giorgio Armani SpA agreed to ban the dangerous practice of sandblasting jeans, a technique used to give jeans a used look which is highly dangerous to workers.

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Release of report on Sandblasted denim and its fatal effects on workers

24-04-2013 11:48

Killer Jeans still being made. New research shows that sandblasting continues in high street production

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Killer Jeans still being made

Killer Jeans still being made
24-04-2013 09:50

New research shows that sandblasting continues in high street production. A new report, Deadly Denim, released by the Clean Clothes Campaign, found that large factories exporting jeans overseas continue to use sandblasting.

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Deadly denim under your Christmas tree?

Deadly denim under your Christmas tree?
24-04-2013 09:50

Did you get some nice new jeans for Christmas? Unfortunately, they may have been produced with sandblasting, a deadly manufacturing method which has caused thousands of cases of silicosis among the workers. A new report from Sweden shows a ban is not enforced.

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