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5 December 2016

New guide to help garment industry implement living wages by Fair Wear Foundation

Author: Fair Wear Foundation, Amsterdam

"Fair Wear Foundation launches innovative guide book on living wages", 5 Dec 2016...

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9 May 2011

Company Response to Forced Child Labor in Uzbek Cotton

Author: International Labour Rights Forum

Companies across the US and Europe have taken a stand against forced child labor in the production of Uzbek cotton. In addition, some companies are working hard to develop clear traceability for cotton and other components of clothing....[C]ompanies...

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17 January 2008

[Sep 2007 concerns regarding child labour in cotton plantations in India - & responses by Monsanto, Bayer]

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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1 December 2007

[PDF] full report: "The Children behind Our Cotton"

Author: Environmental Justice Foundation

Even if effective monitoring engenders significant costs, the potential to positively transform the lives of millions of children means they can legitimately be passed onto the consumer. Where companies are failing, regulations must be implemented....

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30 October 2007

[video] [Investigation into child labour in cotton fields in Uzbekistan]

Author: BBC Newsnight

Human rights groups estimate some 450,000 children...are shut out of schools and working in the cotton fields of Uzbekistan every harvest. [Refers to Asda (part of Wal-Mart), Matalan, Topman (Topshop, part of Arcadia), Burton (part of Arcadia), Plexus...

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4 October 2007

Europe: Uzbekistan cotton – A thread of hope in the retail fabric

Author: Tobias Webb, Ethical Corporation

…Talk to anyone about cotton in Uzbekistan and the picture drawn is horrific. Forced child labour picks much of the country’s…cotton exports… Andrew Stroehleim, [of] the International Crisis Group…says that cotton exports are propping up the Karimov...

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