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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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  • September 17, 2019

    Fig Leaf for Fashion - summary briefing

    This summary briefing sums up the main findings and recommendations of the September 2019 Fig Leaf for Fashion report on how the social auditing industry protects brands' reputations rather than workers' lives and thus fails workers by design.

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  • September 17, 2019

    Fig Leaf for Fashion. How social auditing protects brands and fails workers

    This September 2019 report offers an extensive analysis of the corporate controlled audit industry, connecting the dots between the most well known business-driven social compliance initiatives, such as Social Accountability International, WRAP, the FLA, and amfori BSCI, and the largest corporate-controlled auditing firms, including Bureau Veritas, TÜV Rheinland, UL, RINA, and ELEVATE, as well as the brand interests that they serve. Evidence presented throughout the report clearly shows how the social audit industry has failed spectacularly in its proffered mission of protecting workers’ safety and improving working conditions. Instead, it has protected the image and reputation of brands and their business models, while standing in the way of more effective models that include mandatory transparency and binding commitments to remediation.

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  • September 11, 2019

    Pakistan Safety report

    On the seventh anniversary of the Ali Enterprises anniversary, garment workers in Pakistan still risk their lives in unsafe factories. This report released in September 2019 called for a worker-led labour-brand safety accord in Pakistan, based upon the lessons learned by the Bangladesh Accord.

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