Our recent research and resources.

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (the Accord) is set to expire on May 31, 2021, after eight years of making factories safer for more than 2 million garment workers.
Unfinished Business enumerates the ongoing lack of appropriate safety standards in the industry and highlights the urgency for a new enforceable agreement to protect worker's lives.



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Made in Europe is not "fair" until workers are paid fairly.
Our latest policy paper on living wages in Europe explains why brands must start paying suppliers the full price of garment production and puts forward a credible estimate for a cross border living wage.

Latest reports and statements (PDF)

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  • July 19, 2021

    Still Un(der)paid

    The crisis is far from over for garment workers during the pandemic. This clean Clothes Campaign research from July 2021 shows that garment workers globally are owed 11.85 billion USD in unpaid income and severance from March 2020 to March 2021.

  • July 15, 2021

    We call upon the European Commission to take action against unfair purchasing practices

    Clean Clothes Campaign and other human and labour rights organizations are asking the European Commission to develop complementary measures against unfair purchasing practices. Such practices are wide-spread among garment brands and retailers, and they severely inhibit the ability of their suppliers to respect and fulfil the rights of their workers, communities, and the environment.

  • July 12, 2021

    Zara's Unfinished Business

    This brief by witness signatories to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, published in July 2021, looks at the progress rate of safety remediation in Inditex supplier factories in Bangladesh and identified outstanding deadly safety risks at those factories.

  • July 7, 2021

    Position paper on forced labour EU policy

    Key considerations for an EU instrument to control the importation of forced labour products into the EU, by seven leading NGO's including CCC.

  • July 2, 2021

    Breaking Point

    In this report, published July 2021, Clean Clothes Campaign conducted interviews with 49 garment workers in the supply chains of H&M, Nike and Primark in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Indonesia. The interviews show that the Coronavirus-induced crisis continues to have a devastating impact on the wages, working conditions, and labour rights of garment workers.

  • June 23, 2021

    Discussion paper on (the lack of) transparency in the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles

    This paper looks at how transparency is handled within the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles (PST) - regarding both supply chain transparency and transparency on the due diligence processes of its members, i.e. the PST´s so-called Review Process. The German Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is a member of the PST and has always worked towards improving the Partnership`s approach to supply chain and reporting transparency. However, as this analysis shows, there has been almost no progress at all in terms of supply chain transparency.

  • June 21, 2021

    CCC Turkey COVID research report

    Research carried out by CCC Turkey into the impact of the pandemic on the garment and textile industry

  • May 25, 2021

    NGO letter on Sustainable Corporate Governance

    NGO support for the EU Commission plans on Sustainable Corporate Governance and response to criticism.

  • April 29, 2021

    UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Outstanding safety hazards at garment factories show that the Accord must be extended and expanded

    In our report from April 2021, the Accord witness signatories enumerate uncorrected safety hazards at factories producing for 12 leading brands covered by the Accord. The data show that every brand is sourcing from dozens of factories that have failed to install fire alarms, sprinkler systems, and/or adequate emergency exits. Therefore it is paramount that these brands sign a new legally binding agreement to safeguard the effectiveness of the Accord and ensure these hazards are remediated.

  • April 6, 2021

    Another wage is possible: A cross-border base living wage in Europe.

    We put forward a cross-border living wage proposal for European production countries and explain why national governments keep legal wages below the poverty line. We detail how we calculate a living wage and the human rights violations the garment industry is founded on. Brands and retailers have built their wealth by under paying their suppliers for decades. Read more about how they can end exploitation in their supply chains.

  • March 24, 2021

    COVID-19 Pandemic: A Pretext to Roll Back Sri Lankan Garment Workers’ Rights

    This March 2021 brief by AFL-CIO, Clean Clothes Campaign, Labour Behind the Label, Workers United, Maquila Solidarity Network, War on Want, and USAS draws attention to the situation of Sri Lankan garment workers during the pandemic.

  • March 22, 2021

    Civil society organisations call on policymakers to define meaningful supply chain reporting requirements

    The undersigned expert organisations have come together to develop recommendations for standardizable supply chain data and indicators applicable across high-risk sectors, as well as providing sector-specifications for the Garment & Footwear, Food & Beverage, Extractive and Electronics industries.

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