Information for the press
Clean Clothes Campaign is available to answer media inquiries regarding labour rights issues and corporate behaviour in the global garment and sportswear industries.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands:
Please also consider contacting the national coalition in the country where are based, or where the topic you are writing about or brand you are investigating is located.
Find more information and contact details on our global network here.
What we can and cannot help with:
Our specific focus is labour conditions in the ready made garment industry.
We have no in-house expertise available on other related topics, such as the environmental impact of the apparel industry or labour rights in cotton farming.
We can provide photographic material on many of the topics that we work on. Please be aware that we have less audio-visual material available. Most of the material that we have is used in our campaign videos.
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To receive press releases from the Clean Clothes Campaign international office please e-mail your name, organisation and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “Add to Press List” in the subject line.
All our press releases are also posted on this website and are shared over twitter.
To join the press lists of national Clean Clothes Campaign coalitions please find more information and contact details here.
We believe that stories about the garment industry should not only be written from the perspective of the activist or consumer, but should also include the voices of people on the ground. However we cannot give you access to factories, and unless we have a specific campaign with worker involvement we can not set up interviews on demand. Alternatively we would be happy to help you reach out to organisations in garment-producing countries where our network is present.
Looking for advice on specific brands and where to shop?
If you are looking for information on particular brands or advice on where to shop, please be aware that we are not able to comment on individual companies. The general lack of transparency in the sector, the complexity of supply chains and the large number of factories and suppliers makes this an enormous undertaking. Please visit FashionChecker.org to research brands.
We encourage consumers to hold the clothing companies that they purchase from accountable however we do not advocate boycotting. We have found that contacting companies on social media regarding their ethics is especially effective. It is very visible and encourages others to join in on the conversation.
For further information regarding high-street brands and why we do no advocate boycotting, visit the FAQ section of our website.
Are you a student researching the garment industry?
If your email is a request for research support for an academic paper or project please be aware that we are unable to respond due to the high number of requests. We make all information that might be helpful to you, including our industry reports and other resources, publicly available for download on our website.
Do you need background or additional information?
For background information about the garment industry and Clean Clothes Campaign you can visit our Fashion's Problems pages, FAQ and country profiles. There is also a lot of information in our most recent campaigns and be sure to check out our latest publications.
For information that was available on our previous websites, see our archive.
Latest press releases
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September 13, 2022
A new report on informal employment in the garment industry by Clean Clothes Campaign Turkey: Working without social security is “ordinary” for a garment worker, and retirement is beyond their wildest dreams.
September 7, 2022
10 years after more than 250 people died in the Ali Enterprises fire in Pakistan – the deadliest factory fire ever in the global garment industry – deadly safety violations persist in factories supplying H&M, C&A, Bestseller, and Zara. A new report by Clean Clothes Campaign reveals these brands' attempts to delay the expansion of the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry.
July 21, 2022
The toilsome history of Bangladesh’s new landmark Employment Injury Insurance (EII) scheme for garment workers
Clean Clothes Campaign has written a timeline of the decade-long process of achieving an Employment Injury Insurance Scheme in Bangladesh. The memo exposes the arguments between brands and employers that lead to huge delays and highlights the need to continue campaigning to turn the pilot into a long-term reality.
July 19, 2022
A loud and clear call for explicit legislation securing payment of living wages in garment supply chains. Good Clothes, Fair Pay. Clean Clothes Campaign and other campaign organisations aim to collect one million signatures from European citizens to support the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) that calls for concrete measures to ensure workers in the garment industry are paid a living wage.