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.


Contact information

The Clean Clothes Campaign international office is located in

Amsterdam, The Netherlands:

press@cleanclothes.org

+31-20-4122785


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.


Subscribe to our press list

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.



Are you a journalist interested in interviewing a garment worker?

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.





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  • May 14, 2024

    Cambodian union leader travels to Germany to address adidas' shareholders on behalf of unpaid workers

    On Thursday, 16 May, adidas will inform its investors about last year's wins and losses at the Annual General Meeting. To ensure that shareholders get the full picture on this day, Sithyneth Ry, a Cambodian union president representing 500 unpaid workers in adidas' supply chain, will travel to Germany to inform investors about the workers' plight. Furthermore, activist investors will urge adidas to sign the Pay Your Workers - Respect Labour Rights agreement to ensure that workers are not left penniless during supply chain disruptions in the wake of the climate crisis.

  • April 24, 2024

    Compromise EU law will start holding companies accountable, 11 years after Rana Plaza collapse

    In a landmark vote, the European Parliament approved the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), a law representing a first step towards global value chains free from human rights and labour abuses as well as environmental harm. The text the Parliament green-lighted will cover only a very small minority of EU companies. The law also provides different enforcement options for Member States and avenues to remedy and justice for victims. However, the Directive still lacks rules removing obstacles victims face when they try to access justice in European courts. The final text does not include crucial International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Conventions on Occupational Safety and Health, leaving workers in hazardous and potentially lethal conditions. Clean Clothes Campaign will continue to advocate for ambitious rules during the transposition of the law by Member States.

  • April 17, 2024

    11 years since the Rana Plaza collapse factories are safer but the root causes of tragedy persist

    24 April 2024 will mark the 11th anniversary of the fashion industry’s worst tragedy: the collapse of the Rana Plaza building, killing 1,138 people. The catastrophic death and injury toll was caused by a deadly mix of fashion brands ignoring dangerous factory conditions, poverty wages, and centrally, constraints on workers’ ability to organise collectively. While unprecedented progress has been made to make factories safer, the brutal crackdown on workers’ rights still unfolding in response to protests to increase the minimum wage has shown that apparel brands producing in Bangladesh are still failing to ensure that the basic rights of their workers are respected.

  • April 2, 2024

    Levi’s breaks promise to workers in union busting struggle at Turkish garment factory

    Workers at a Levi’s supplier in Türkiyehave faced harassment, attacks, arrests, and dismissal for exercising their right to chose their own union representation. Despite committing to the union that it would pressure the factory management to rehire unlawfully terminated union members, four months since the start of the conflict, Levi’s is still producing clothes at the factory and has stopped communicating with the union and labour rights advocates supporting them.

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