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.
What we can and cannot help with
Clean Clothes Campaign has a specific focus on 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.
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. We would be happy to help you reach out to organisations in garment-producing countries where our network is present. We however cannot help you to give you access to factories. If you want to speak to workers directly, please realize that takes a lot of time, effort, travel and translation. We can guide you in the direction, but unless we have a specific campaign with worker involvement we can not set up interviews on demand.
For press information you can contact the Clean Clothes Campaign international office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands: +31-20-4122785 or email@example.com.
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
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Background and additional information
For background information about the garment industry and Clean Clothes Campaign, please read our FAQ, see our most recent campaigns, browse the topics we work on, and check out our publications. For information that was available on our previous websites, see our archive.
Latest press releases
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February 17, 2020
A fire in the two-story Nandan Denim factory in the Indian city of Ahmedabad a week ago on Saturday night killed at least seven workers. According to media reports, the high death toll was caused by severe safety defects in the factory. This fire thereby painfully shows the need for concerted preventive safety measures throughout India’s garment industry.
February 10, 2020
The first out of five brands targeted in a new campaign push led by Clean Clothes Campaign and Human Rights Watch to publish their supplier list has signed the Transparency Pledge last week. UK garment brand River Island is committing to disclose their supply chain information according to the minimum standards laid down in the Transparency Pledge by end of March 2020. It is now time for the other four targets of the campaign, American Eagle Outfitter, Armani, Carrefour and Urban Outfitters, to take the same step.
February 5, 2020
Employers, multi-stakeholder initiatives, and academics will be discussing the Bangladesh apparel industry in the European Parliament today. All stakeholders in the industry will have a chance to speak, except for the workers who form the backbone of the industry. Requests to have a worker representative as one of the speakers on today’s panel have been turned down. Clean Clothes Campaign believes a reality check on the situation of the garment industry in Bangladesh is direly needed, and would like to highlight issues that might be left out in absence of worker voices.
January 13, 2020
A year after crackdown on wage protests in Bangladesh, hundreds of workers still face retaliatory charges
A year ago, tens of thousands of workers in Bangladesh went on strike against the poverty wages that are pervasive in the country’s export-oriented garment industry. On 13 January 2019, a minimal wage revision was announced that, together with massive repression, led workers to end the demonstrations that had been going on since December. Thousands of workers were unable to go back to work, however, facing punishment for their peaceful protest through politically-motivated dismissals, blacklisting, and criminal charges. Public pressure has in the past weeks and months led to withdrawal of at least eight criminal cases. Nevertheless, one year on, hundreds of workers continue to face the threat of serving time in prison for trumped-up and retaliatory charges.