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.
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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 9, 2021
On the occasion of the ninth anniversary of the Ali Enterprises factory fire in Karachi, labour leaders in Pakistan call upon apparel and textile brands to ensure that factories in their country are made safe. With the start of the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Garment and Textile Industry last week, there is now a concrete avenue to address factory safety in the country. Labour leaders stress the urgency of swiftly expanding the Accord programme to Pakistan.
September 6, 2021
Announcement: 9th anniversary of Ali Enterprises factory fire: the new International Accord and Pakistan
Clean Clothes Campaign is inviting journalists to a media briefing on 9 September, ahead of the ninth anniversary of the deadly Ali Enterprises factory fire, which killed over 250 workers in Pakistan. The briefing will focus on the opportunity to expand upon the safety work of the Accord to bring life-saving changes to workplace safety in Pakistan in light of the newly concluded International Accord for Health and Safety in the Garment and Textile Industry, and the failure of private social auditing systems.
September 1, 2021
Today, the new International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry, signed by 77 international apparel brands, takes effect as the successor agreement to the Bangladesh Accord. Clean Clothes Campaign urges all apparel and textile brands that have not yet signed the new Accord to do so immediately, to ensure the work in Bangladesh can continue and work in other countries can start.
August 30, 2021
Over 50 organisations call on brands, governments and employers in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to keep workers safe
Garment workers' lives are put at risk by exempting workers from lockdown measures and making them work at full capacity in garment factories to meet orders of brands headquartered in countries with high vaccination rates. Currently we see this unfolding in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh during the wave of the delta variant. Over 50 organisations from around the world are urging brands, governments, and employers to take immediate action.