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.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands:
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.
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To receive press releases from the Clean Clothes Campaign international office please e-mail your name, organisation and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.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.
For information that was available on our previous websites, see our archive.
Latest press releases
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June 1, 2023
European Parliament brings us one step closer to corporate accountability but key improvements are still needed
Clean Clothes Campaign, welcomes the European Parliament’s report on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) approved today with a broad cross-political majority. This vote marks an important step towards due diligence obligations for companies and corporate accountability.
May 11, 2023
Activists call on adidas investors to protect workers’ rights at AGM
Today (May 11th), as adidas holds their annual general meeting (AGM) for shareholders, activists are uniting globally to call on the sportswear giant to go beyond corporate posturing and take real steps to protect workers’ rights by signing the legally-binding Pay Your Workers Agreement.
April 18, 2023
Shining a light on abusive trading practices in fashion supply chains in Europe
A new report released today by the Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO) and based on field research undertaken by Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) Europe demonstrates the existence of unfair trading practices in the European apparel industry. Based on interviews with suppliers, experts and trade union representatives in six EU member states – Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Italy and Germany – the report "Fast Fashion Purchasing Practices in the EU. Business relations between fashion brands and suppliers" paints a clear picture of the volatile, risky and unbalanced trade relations between brands and manufacturers.
April 13, 2023
A decade since Rana Plaza factory safety has improved in Bangladesh but recent fire in Pakistan shows that it has not improved elsewhere
What has changed in the ten years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in April 2013? This is a much-asked question this month, marking a decade since the tragedy. In an attempt to give a nuanced answer to this question, a new timeline of events, launched today, lists key developments in the fields of worker health and safety, compensation, wages, and freedom of association.
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