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  • April 23, 2020

    Exploitation made in Europe

    Germany is one of the world’s largest importers and exporters of garments. German fashion brands and retailers are the primary buyers of fashion items from Ukraine and Bulgaria, as well as the second most important buyers from Croatia and Serbia. For this study, workers from different suppliers of German brands and retailers in Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria were interviewed.

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  • April 23, 2020

    Civil Society European Strategy for Sustainable Textiles

    A non-official (or "shadow) proposal for an ambitious and integrated EU strategy, a collaborative effort of a coalition of over 60 civil society organisations

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  • April 15, 2020

    Made In Japan report

    Report on migrant garment workers in Japan’s state-supported Technical Internship Training Program (TITP) are subjected to widespread labour violations including poverty pay, debt bondage, enforced overtime, and inadequate and crowded living and working conditions, and fears grow for their safety during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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  • March 27, 2020

    Who Will Bail Out The Workers That Make Our Clothes?

    The economic repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic are colossal in scale and global in scope. The world’s wealthy countries are poised to spend trillions of dollars to shore up the income of their workers and to rescue their corporations. A vital question remains unanswered: who is going to rescue the workers who toil in the global supply chains of many of those corporations? These workers, like ones who make the clothes and shoes we wear, are among the hardest hit by the economic catastrophe of Covid-19.

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  • February 24, 2020

    Joint civil society response to the European Commission study into supply chain due diligence

    Nine civil society organisations and networks strongly welcome the findings from the European Commission’s study on due diligence requirements through the supply chain released in February 2020. Download the European Commission study on due diligence requirements through the supply chain at

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  • February 20, 2020

    International community urges Cambodian government to take action: response to the EU's partial GSP withdrawal

    This statement by CCC, Dutch trade union federation CNV and FNV, Fair Wear Foundation, ETI, Modint and Inretail comments on the European Union's decision to partially and temporarily suspend preferential tariffs the Government of Cambodia enjoyed. This decision comes at the end of years of concerns raised by the international community.

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  • December 23, 2019

    Will women workers benefit from living wages? A gender-sensitive approach to living wage benchmarking in global garment and footwear supply chains

    The global garment and footwear industry relies heavily on the work of women, who represent up to 80% of its global workforce. The current living wage debate presents both opportunities and risks for the millions of women workers in this industry. This paper argues that it is imperative to adopt a gender-sensitive approach in the living wage discourse, and to look at the implications that such an approach has on the methodology of calculating a living wage and on the measures to implement it.

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  • December 20, 2019

    CCC's summary briefing of "Fashion's next trend"

    This summary briefing gives a short overview of the main take-aways from the Transparency Pledge coalition's report "Fashion's next trend" about the surge towards transparency in the garment industry and the steps that still need to be taken.

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  • December 18, 2019

    Fashion’s Next Trend: Accelerating Supply Chain Transparency in the Garment and Footwear Industry

    The 15-page report, “Fashion’s Next Trend: Accelerating Supply Chain Transparency in the Garment and Footwear Industry”, by the Transparency Pledge coalition describes how dozens of brands and retailers are publicly disclosing information about their supplier factories. This has become a widely accepted step toward better identifying and addressing labour abuses in garment supply chains. It is an update to the 2017 coalition report "Follow the Thread".

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  • November 12, 2019

    Syrian Workers in Turkey's Garment Industry

    Looking Back, Moving Forward. An in-depth look at the problems facing Syrian refugees in the informal Turkish garment industry. The report finalizes with a conclusion of solution strategies on individual level, state regulations and global industry level, and finally, a set of coordinated multi-level approach recommendations.

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