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Labour groups demand garment brands provide humanitarian relief to workers in crisis alongside their existing supply chain obligations
Author: Global Labor Justice, Published on: 6 May 2020
"All eyes on fast fashion: New rules for a new era of supply chains"
..All Eyes on Fast Fashion — New Rules for a New Era of Supply Chains is Global Labor Justice’s web-based tool to redefine the rules for global supply chains to create living wage jobs and transform how corporate accountability is defined and enforced in the global garment supply chain. As workers, suppliers, and brands work together to rebuild supply chain capacity in the fast fashion sector, we must create a new era of supply chains where brands and their investors are held accountable for responsible business practices that fundamentally shift the imbalance of power and massive inequalities that have long plagued the global fashion industry.
All Eyes on Fast Fashion kicks off with a demand to fifteen major fast fashion brands for a Supply Chain Relief Contribution equal to sixty days of income paid to workers through the suppliers who directly employ them. GLJ has written to ask fifteen major fast fashion brands to pay 2% of their annual sourcing towards immediate relief for supply chain workers, developed by our partner, the Asia Floor Wage Alliance. The SRC is a relief contribution and in no way substitutes brands’ existing and ongoing supply chain obligations to pay for orders given and produced, to not cancel orders, to not seek discounts in an already under-costed supply chain, and to act accountability in relation to any future cases of downsizing, retrenchment and closure...