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 4, 2023
Today, Clean Clothes Campaign activists protested in Amsterdam at a promotional exposition of the Bangladesh garment industry to urge the government of Bangladesh, the employers’ association, and all brands sourcing from Bangladesh to take immediate action in the wake of the recent murder of trade unionist Shahidul Islam. Activists held up banners outside and spoke up in the conference room to demand justice for Islam’s family, safeguards for the right to organise, and a new minimum wage in line with workers’ demands.
August 3, 2023
Sri Lanka’s garment workers have been bearing the brunt of the financial and political crisis that has haunted the country for over 1.5 years, with high inflation and currency devaluation pushing workers into poverty while the government and employers repress their right to organise. With the government now rushing through procedurally unsound changes to labour laws, and domestic debt restructuring measures targeting workers’ social security funds, garment workers in Sri Lanka will be deprived of even more basic rights and protections against precarity.
July 20, 2023
Leading rights groups call on Nike to push its supplier Ramatex to remediate supply chain abuses in Cambodia
58 leading labour and human rights groups are demanding sportswear giant Nike end its standoff with Thai and Cambodian garment workers to finally fulfill its human rights commitments and pay its supply chain workers the $2.2 million in unpaid wages and benefits they have been waiting for since 2020. The workers of the Violet Apparel factory, owned by Nike’s primary manufacturing partner, the multi-million dollar conglomerate Ramatex Group, were denied $1.4 million in legal benefits since the Violet Apparel factory closed in 2020.
July 13, 2023
Workers in Pakistan are made to wait for significant safety improvements. Sunday, July 16th marks six months since the launch of the Pakistan Safety Accord sign-on process, yet, while many competitors joined already, major apparel and textile brands and retailers sourcing from Pakistan are slow to commit to this life-saving agreement.