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 email@example.com 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.
Latest press releases
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January 4, 2024
Interviews with 100+ workers shows that garment factories and their buyers left workers to fend for themselves after the devastating earthquake that hit Türkiye in February 2023. As most of them were not paid in full in the aftermath of the earthquake, workers had to return to their jobs out of financial necessity without having a safe place to live and before the factories they worked in had undergone any structural safety inspections.
November 21, 2023
After last week’s Yes Men action impersonating adidas at the Web Summit conference, it is time to take stock and ask the question: how is it possible that this terrifying vision of how international companies ignore basic worker rights in their supply chain was not significantly questioned? And the other question that arises is: why does adidas still get away with wage and severance theft?
November 16, 2023
The Yes Men strike again: adidas’ failure to meet workers’ compensation demands highlighted in adiVerse hoax
Adidas' unacceptable treatment of the workers in their supply chain is once again centered in a hoax announcement around labour rights. The activist collective Yes Men and labour organisations and unions from the Clean Clothes Campaign network - who were behind the stunt - are calling on the company to take real steps to protect garment workers in its supply chain by signing the Pay Your Workers agreement.
November 7, 2023
Bangladesh government proposes new poverty wage of 12,500 BDT ($113) per month, ignoring the workers’ desperate calls
Bangladesh’s labour ministry proposed a new minimum wage for the country’s 4.4 million garment workers at 12,500 BDT (113 USD) on Tuesday 7 November. The amount is far below the trade union demand of 23,000 BDT, a wage that research studies confirm is the minimum required to place workers above the poverty line.