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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  • July 8, 2024

    Campaign groups call on Inditex to stop airborne fashion

    Inditex, the parent company of brands such as Zara, is continuing to transport huge volumes of fast fashion items by air, causing considerable damage to the climate. In 2023, its transport-related CO2 emissions increased by 37%, reaching an all-time high. As the company’s management is ignoring a call by more than 26,000 people for it to change its course, Public Eye, Clean Clothes Campaign and other campaign groups are now turning to the shareholders of the Spanish fast-fashion group.

  • June 25, 2024

    One year since trade unionist’s murder, brands fail to take responsibility

    Exactly one year ago, on 25 June 2023, trade union activist Shahidul Islam, was attacked and killed in front of the Prince Jacquard Sweater Ltd factory in Bangladesh. Despite repeated outreach by the Clean Clothes Campaign network to the garment brands identified as sourcing at the factory, the family has received almost no compensation from brands. Today, we commemorate Shahidul Islam’s life and activism and urge all involved brands to take responsibility and all brands sourcing from Bangladesh to take meaningful measures to ensure workers’ right to organise.

  • June 21, 2024

    Trail of broken promises: Levi’s denies justice to unlawfully fired workers in Türkiye

    After a serious instance of union busting at the Levi’s supply factory Özak Tekstil in Şanlıurfa, Türkiye, late in 2023, Levi’s made promises to uphold workers’ rights to freedom of association that the company failed to live up to in subsequent months. In response tonew research into the violations by the Worker Rights Consortium published earlier today, Clean Clothes Campaign renews its call on Levi’s to live up to its earlier promises and protect its workers’ right to organise freely.

  • 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.

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