Our recent research and resources.

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (the Accord) is set to expire on May 31, 2021, after eight years of making factories safer for more than 2 million garment workers.
Unfinished Business enumerates the ongoing lack of appropriate safety standards in the industry and highlights the urgency for a new enforceable agreement to protect worker's lives.



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Made in Europe is not "fair" until workers are paid fairly.
Our latest policy paper on living wages in Europe explains why brands must start paying suppliers the full price of garment production and puts forward a credible estimate for a cross border living wage.

Latest reports and statements (PDF)

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  • October 18, 2021

    Open Data Principles support letter for EU policy

    We, the undersigned, strongly call for the adoption and incorporation of open data principles in the proposed Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and the supporting reporting frameworks.

  • October 18, 2021

    Joint NGO statement in response to the GSP draft regulation

    The GSP Platform and the undersigned organisations take note of the draft GSP regulation presented by the European Commission. See this statement for our comments.

  • August 19, 2021

    Factory safety in the garment sector: An assessment of mandatory human rights due diligence obligations of apparel brands (without the Bangladesh Accord)

    This August 2021 legal brief by Clean Clothes Campaign, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, and Worker Rights Consortium explores legal liability of apparel brands under existing and upcoming supply chain legislation in relation the the possible expiration of the Bangladesh Accord.

  • July 29, 2021

    Letter by Kalpona Akter to the European Commission on sustainable corporate governance legislation

    Bangladeshi labour rights activist and former garment workers wrote a letter (July 2021) to European Commissioners Didier Reynders and Thierry Breton who are jointly working on a legislative proposal on Sustainable Corporate Governance about how only a law that addresses the root causes of violations and has accountability at its core will truly transform and protect people’s lives.

  • July 19, 2021

    Still Un(der)paid

    The crisis is far from over for garment workers during the pandemic. This Clean Clothes Campaign research from July 2021 shows that garment workers globally are owed 11.85 billion USD in unpaid income and severance from March 2020 to March 2021.

  • July 15, 2021

    We call upon the European Commission to take action against unfair purchasing practices

    Clean Clothes Campaign and other human and labour rights organizations are asking the European Commission to develop complementary measures against unfair purchasing practices. Such practices are wide-spread among garment brands and retailers, and they severely inhibit the ability of their suppliers to respect and fulfil the rights of their workers, communities, and the environment.

  • July 12, 2021

    Zara's Unfinished Business

    This brief by witness signatories to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, published in July 2021, looks at the progress rate of safety remediation in Inditex supplier factories in Bangladesh and identified outstanding deadly safety risks at those factories.

  • July 7, 2021

    Position paper on forced labour EU policy

    Key considerations for an EU instrument to control the importation of forced labour products into the EU, by seven leading NGO's including CCC.

  • July 2, 2021

    Breaking Point

    In this report, published July 2021, Clean Clothes Campaign conducted interviews with 49 garment workers in the supply chains of H&M, Nike and Primark in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Indonesia. The interviews show that the Coronavirus-induced crisis continues to have a devastating impact on the wages, working conditions, and labour rights of garment workers.

  • June 23, 2021

    Discussion paper on (the lack of) transparency in the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles

    This paper looks at how transparency is handled within the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles (PST) - regarding both supply chain transparency and transparency on the due diligence processes of its members, i.e. the PST´s so-called Review Process. The German Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is a member of the PST and has always worked towards improving the Partnership`s approach to supply chain and reporting transparency. However, as this analysis shows, there has been almost no progress at all in terms of supply chain transparency.

  • June 21, 2021

    CCC Turkey COVID research report

    Research carried out by CCC Turkey into the impact of the pandemic on the garment and textile industry

  • May 25, 2021

    NGO letter on Sustainable Corporate Governance

    NGO support for the EU Commission plans on Sustainable Corporate Governance and response to criticism.

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