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29 October 2019

ACT living wage initiative brands adopt joint due diligence framework on purchasing practices

In September 2019, brands who are members of the ACT living wage initiative adopted a joint due diligence framework to ensure their purchasing practices facilitate the payment of a living wage, as set out in the ACT Memorandum of Understanding. Accord...

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23 July 2019

Bangladesh: Factory supplying high street brands proclaimed safest in Bangladesh after inspections by Accord and Alliance

Author: Vivian Hendriksz, Fashion United

"Why Denim Expert Ltd is one of the safest factories in Bangladesh", 24 April 2018...

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7 June 2019

Tailored Wages 2019: Surveys show major global clothing brands failing to deliver on living wage commitments to garment workers

In 2019, Clean Clothes Campaign released Tailored Wages 2019, a series of reports examining whether major European brands are meeting living wage commitments in their global supply chains, based on brand responses to surveys on the outcome of their wa...

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15 April 2019

Australia: Ethical Fashion Report grades 130 companies based on efforts to mitigate forced labour, child labour & exploitation in supply chains

Baptist World Aid Australia has released its 2019 Ethical Fashion Report, which sheds light on what the industry and individual companies are doing to address forced labour, child labour and exploitation....

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12 December 2018
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4 July 2018

Romania: Price pressure following Brexit threatens to worsen working conditions in garment industry, report finds

Author: Laura Stefanut, BalkanInsight

"Brexit Blues for Romania’s Embattled Garment Industry", 2 July 2018...

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22 June 2018

UK: Environmental Audit Committee investigates sustainability of fashion industry

In June 2018, the UK's Environmental Audit Committee launched an investigation into the social and environmental impact of disposable ‘fast fashion’ and the wider clothing industry. ...

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16 January 2018

Bangladesh: Petition urges Abercrombie & Fitch, Mango & Topshop to sign on to 2018 Accord on Fire and Building Safety; incl. co responses

The Bangladesh Accord, created after the Rana Plaza disaster in April, 2013, is a legally binding agreement to improve workplace safety for garment workers in Bangladesh. Reports show that independent inspections, public disclosure, trade union...

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20 December 2017

Ukraine, Serbia & Hungary: Report by Clean Clothes Campaign details poverty wages & poor working conditions in garment factories producing for global brands; incl. co responses

The report "Europe's Sweatshops" published by Clean Clothes Campaign documents poverty wages and poor working conditions in the garment and shoe industry throughout Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. The report is presented together with new country...

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19 December 2017

Response by Arcadia

Author: Arcadia

Thank you for your email regarding manufacturing in Europe; we read the report with interest when it was published. Our sourcing from this area is very small and we currently don’t have any production taking place in Georgia, Hungary, Serbia or Ukraine...

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