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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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November 22, 2019
Seven years after fatal fire, Bangladesh still provides no financial security to garment workers injured on the job
Seven years since at least 112 workers were killed and many more injured in a fire in the Tazreen Fashions factory in Bangladesh, there is still no system in place offering financial security to workers injured at the workplace and families of workers killed on the job. If a worker loses their health or life on the job, they or their families will face the same insecurity and struggle for compensation as the Tazreen families did seven years ago. Years of planning to create a nation-wide employment injury insurance scheme have still not led to tangible results.
November 20, 2019
Amazon took a useful first step toward transparency on 15 November 2019 by publicly disclosing on its website the names, addresses, and other details of over 1,000 facilities that produce Amazon-branded products, a broad coalition of human rights groups, labour rights organizations, and global unions said today. But the list is not easily accessible, sortable, or sufficiently specific to learn the type of products made in each of the listed facilities, limiting its value for consumers, workers, and labour advocates.
November 20, 2019
The fashion giant Inditex, which owns the brand Zara, presents itself as a transparent company that attaches the utmost importance to the people who produce its clothes. Exclusive investigation into the conditions in which one of its iconic hoodies was produced reveals what goes on behind the scenes: meagre wages, excessive hours, precarious contracts. The workers pay the price for the huge pressure to drive down prices that Inditex exerts on its suppliers in order to boost its handsome profits.
October 17, 2019
After years in which Uniqlo refused to engage in a serious mediation process, Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) together with the workers of the Indonesian Jaba Garmindo factory group filed a complaint with the Fair Labor Association (FLA). The complaint is directed against Fast Retailing, parent company of the Uniqlo brand, and German brand s. Oliver for violating FLA’s Workplace Code of Conduct and its “Principles of Fair Labor and Responsible sourcing”, designed to ensure the “respectful and ethical treatment of workers” and to “promote sustainable conditions” in the garment industry.