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Clean Clothes Campaign launches new website shedding light on low wages and labour exploitation in garment supply chains

“New website puts the fashion industry’s low wages in the spotlight accelerating the campaign for living wages”, June 2020

The Clean Clothes Campaign has launched a new website… [to provide] insight into where clothing was made and the working conditions in which it was produced…

Poverty wages in the garment industry are often hidden deep within complex and secretive supply chains … Lack of transparency in the garment industry has enabled brands to … evade their responsibility to address low wages and exploitation in supply chains. Lack of transparency also impedes workers’ ability to organise and demand fair pay for their labour.

  • 93% of surveyed brands failed to provide evidence that they are paying a living wage to … suppliers.
  • 63% of surveyed brands do not … suppliers or only partially comply with the Transparency Pledge. 
  • The Clean Clothes Campaign will use data on the website to put pressure on brands and policymakers to implement living wages for all workers in the garment industry by 31st December 2022.

The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare inequalities in the garment sector … [and] shattered the carefully crafted illusions of sustainable and ethical fashion consumption built by brands in recent years…

The Fashion Checker website will increase transparency in the garment industry… Information published on the website will include details about workers’ wages, including how gender and migration status intersect with pay levels and working conditions.

Visit fashionchecker.org to find out more.