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  • July 9, 2020

    Live-blog: How the Coronavirus affects garment workers in supply chains

    This blog aims to collect daily information about how the new Coronavirus COVID-19 is influencing garment workers' rights in supply chains around the world. It will be updated as new information comes in from media and the Clean Clothes Campaign global network. Information is posted as it comes in from the network and cannot always be double-checked.

  • July 1, 2020

    Lockdown breaches, exploitation, and modern slavery in fast-fashion giant Boohoo’s supply chain in Leicester

    Workers reports reveal serious breaches of UK lockdown measures, failure to protect workers from COVID-19 and furlough fraud. Whilst many brands’ profits have taken a hit during the COVID-19 crisis, a surge in online shopping during the lockdown has boosted Boohoo shares by 22%. Earlier this month, Boohoo agreed to buy online businesses of Warehouse and Oasis for £5.25m[1].

  • June 30, 2020

    June 2020: How the Coronavirus affects garment workers in supply chains

    This blog aims to collect daily information about how the new Coronavirus COVID-19 is influencing garment workers' rights in supply chains around the world. It will be updated as new information comes in from media and the Clean Clothes Campaign global network. Information is posted as it comes in from the network and cannot always be double-checked.

  • June 29, 2020

    Weak social responsibility reporting among Dutch firms in sustainability initiative

    A report published today by Clean Clothes Campaign Netherlands (Schone Kleren Campagne, SKC) and the Netherlands-based research group SOMO exposes the weak level of human rights due diligence reporting by companies affiliated to the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT).

  • June 23, 2020

    Trade union leader spends 55 days in jail for Facebook post, brands do nothing

    Soy Sros, a trade union leader in a Cambodian factory producing for luxury handbag brands Michael Kors and Kate Spade, spent 55 days in prison for writing a Facebook post condemning the factory’s dismissal of workers under Covid-19. The brands did nothing to protect her human rights.

  • June 22, 2020

    New website puts the fashion industry’s low wages in the spotlight, accelerating the campaign for living wages.

    The Clean Clothes Campaign has launched a new website for labour rights activists and consumers to gain deeper insight into where clothing was made and the working conditions in which it was produced. The Fashion Checker website goes live today and gives garment workers, activists and consumers access to real data from supply chains of the worlds’ biggest fashion brands including Primark, Bestseller and Topshop.

  • June 11, 2020

    C&A ignores union busting at its supplier factory in Myanmar

    Two years ago this week, a Myanmar garment factory started a union-busting campaign against a newly formed union, leading to the dismissal and forced resignation of the union’s leadership. All that time, the factory’s major buyer – garment brand C&A – stood by and watched. Despite repeated requests, C&A has failed to address the situation and bring justice for the workers.

  • June 10, 2020

    Union busting in Myanmar under guise of Covid-19

    Myanmar’s young and vulnerable trade union movement is being threatened under the guise of Covid-19, as selective dismissals of union leaders and members seek to undermine the workers’ rights movement.

  • June 1, 2020

    Garment workers need apparel companies’ assurance that they will be paid during this crisis

    Garment workers are among those most economically vulnerable in the COVID-19 crisis, due to structural inequalities in global garment supply chains. A call launched today by labour rights organisations and trade unions, urges apparel companies to guarantee that all workers in their supply chain will receive their legally mandated or regular wages and benefits, whichever is higher.

  • May 31, 2020

    May 2020: Coronavirus and garment workers in supply chains

    This blog aims to collect daily information about how the new Coronavirus COVID-19 is influencing garment workers' rights in supply chains around the world. It will be updated as new information comes in from media and the Clean Clothes Campaign global network. Information is posted as it comes in from the network and cannot always be double-checked.

  • May 18, 2020

    COVID-19 Demands in defense of Garment Workers in Global Supply Chains

    The Clean Clothes Campaign global network has come up with a set of demands upon brands, retailers, e-tailers, and governments to mitigate the effects of the crisis on global garment supply chains caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and to create more resilient systems that work for workers in the future.

  • May 6, 2020

    The devastation of COVID-19 on UNIQLO's former garment workers

    During the current COVID-19 crisis, those who are the most vulnerable must be tended to first, and multi-national clothing brands should not be allowed to ignore their responsibilities. Uniqlo must take urgent action to help the 2,000 workers of Jaba Garmindo who have no income and whose only hope is retrieving the $5.5 million they are legally-owed in severance pay.

  • April 30, 2020

    April 2020: Coronavirus and garment workers in supply chains

    This blog aims to collect daily information about how the new Coronavirus COVID-19 is influencing garment workers' rights in supply chains around the world. It will be updated as new information comes in from media and the Clean Clothes Campaign global network. Information is posted as it comes in from the network and cannot always be double-checked.

  • April 29, 2020

    NGO’s disappointment as German NCP close Adidas labour violations case

    Case highlights the vulnerability of workers in subcontracted factories. NCP failure to clarify relationship between brand, main supplier and subcontractor leaves way open for brands to deny responsibility for workers in their supply chain, and a lack of transparency in adidas’ due diligence processes leaves Freedom of association violations unchallenged.

  • April 24, 2020

    Remembering the Rana Plaza workers by continuing the fight for workers’ rights during the pandemic

    Seven years ago today at least 1,134 workers died in the garment industry’s deadliest factory incident in history. Today, we remember the workers who died in the Rana Plaza collapse, sending our thoughts to those affected by this tragedy. While we commemorate this crisis, workers’ lives are again at risk.

  • April 24, 2020

    German brands' practices force European garment factories to risk workers' lives amidst a pandemic

    A shocking investigation from Clean Clothes Campaign and Germany based Bread for the World reveals that around 120,000 labourers across Europe are being forced to work in high risk environments in spite of workplace closures globally.

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