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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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8 October 2019

Trade union leaders & brands discuss how to promote ILO convention on gender-based violence with global framework agreements

Author: IndustriALL

"Making use of global agreements in the garment industry", 3 October 2019...

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24 September 2019
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23 September 2019

Swiss clothing brands are failing to meet global standards on transparency & living wages in their global supply chains, analysis finds

Author: swissinfo.ch

"Swiss fashion brands slow to ensure living wage", 19 September 2019...

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26 August 2019

Fashion brands investigating situation in Myanmar following UN report exposing military business ties

Author: Shaun Turton, Nikkei Asian Review

Supplier lists disclosed by clothing companies and reviewed by the Nikkei Asian Review revealed several well-known brands sourcing from factories inside two industrial zones that, according to the U.N, are owned by military conglomerate Myanmar...

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6 August 2019

Response by Esprit

Author: Esprit

...we take the allegations of forced labor in factories in Xinjiang, China, very seriously and have carried out several investigations. We have concluded that a very small amount of cotton from the Huafu factory in Aksu, Xinjiang was used in a limited...

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16 July 2019

Australian brands sourcing cotton from North West China to investigate after reports of forced labour of ethnic minorities

Author: Sophie McNeill, Jeanavive McGregor, Meredith Griffiths, Michael Walsh, Echo Hui & Bang Xiao, ABC news

"Cotton On and Target investigate suppliers after forced labour of Uyghurs exposed in China's Xinjiang", 16 July 2019...

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7 May 2019
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Author: Pierre Motin, Le Petit Journal (Cambodge)

« Droits de l’homme : les grandes enseignes de prêt-à-porter préoccupées », 7 mai 2019 ...

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7 May 2019
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3 May 2019

Cambodia: 20 major brands sourcing from Cambodia send a joint letter to PM to express their concerns about labor and human rights

Author: Fair Labor Association

"20 companies sourcing from Cambodia express concerns about labor and human rights", 2 May 2019...

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