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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. The inquiry examines the carbon, resource use and water footprint of...

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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...

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26 June 2017

Business human rights responsibility for refugees & migrant workers: Turning policies into practice in the Middle East

Author: Samentha Goethals, Joseph Bardwell, Mariam Bhacker, & Bahaa Ezzelarab, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre in Business & Human Rights Journal

...Our focus in this piece is to consider how companies have been implementing their human rights responsibility to address the risks and challenges faced by refugees and migrant workers in the Middle East, a region that is currently experiencing...

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24 April 2017

NGO coalition urges 72 clothing companies to commit to supply chain transparency pledge

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8 January 2017

Bangladesh: Rights' groups urge brands to take action to free detained workers, companies respond

On December 11, 2016, workers at the Windy Apparel factory went on a strike following news of death of one of its employees after managers refused her repeated requests for time off. The factory supplies a number of well know high street brands...

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