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.

What we can and cannot help with

Clean Clothes Campaign has a specific focus on 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.

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. We would be happy to help you reach out to organisations in garment-producing countries where our network is present. We however cannot help you to give you access to factories. If you want to speak to workers directly, please realize that takes a lot of time, effort, travel and translation. We can guide you in the direction, but unless we have a specific campaign with worker involvement we can not set up interviews on demand.

Contact information

For press information you can contact the Clean Clothes Campaign international office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands: +31-20-4122785 or press@cleanclothes.org.

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

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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 press@cleanclothes.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

Background and additional information

For background information about the garment industry and Clean Clothes Campaign, please read our FAQ, see our most recent campaigns, browse the topics we work on, and check out our publications. For information that was available on our previous websites, see our archive.


Latest press releases

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  • October 17, 2019

    Indonesian workers file FLA complaint against Uniqlo and S.Oliver

    After years in which Uniqlo refused to engage in a serious mediation process, Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) together with the workers of the Indonesian Jaba Garmindo factory group filed a complaint with the Fair Labor Association (FLA). The complaint is directed against Fast Retailing, parent company of the Uniqlo brand, and German brand s. Oliver for violating FLA’s Workplace Code of Conduct and its “Principles of Fair Labor and Responsible sourcing”, designed to ensure the “respectful and ethical treatment of workers” and to “promote sustainable conditions” in the garment industry.

  • October 3, 2019

    Civil call for human rights and environmental due diligence legislation

    Over 80 NGOs and trade unions have called on the European Commission to bring forth this term new corporate accountability legislation requiring companies to respect human rights and the environment in their global value chains and operations. The signatories urge that victims of corporate violations should have their access to judicial remedy enhanced by the new legislation.

  • September 17, 2019

    “We go as far as brands want us to go”

    A new report launched today exposes multi-billion social auditing industry operating as corporate social responsibility (CSR) tool to protect brand reputation and profits while aggravating risks to garment workers. The report “Fig Leaf for Fashion: How social auditing protects brands and fails workers” published today by Clean Clothes Campaign offers an extensive analysis of the corporate controlled audit industry, connecting the dots between the most well known business-driven social compliance initiatives, such as Social Accountability International, WRAP, the FLA, and amfori BSCI, and the largest corporate-controlled auditing firms, including Bureau Veritas, TÜV Rheinland, UL, RINA, and ELEVATE, as well as the brand interests that they serve.

  • September 11, 2019

    Seven years after deadly fire, garment workers in Pakistan still need a worker-led factory safety programme

    Seven years since the Ali Enterprises factory fire of 2012, in which over 250 workers were killed, textile and garment factories in Pakistan remain as unsafe as they were then, warns a report launched today.

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