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23 May 2019

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Traidcraft & Fashion Revolution

UK: Petition calls on govt. to create modern slavery database to increase transparency of brands' efforts to tackle modern slavery in fashion industry

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"Who made my clothes? Are brands in Britain playing by the rules?" April 2019

Six years ago the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed... Death is the most extreme danger workers in the clothing industry face but poor pay and conditions remain widespread today...

Many overseas workers supplying well-known British companies toil in conditions of ‘modern slavery’ – owned or controlled by an ‘employer’ or forced to work. That’s one reason the British Parliament passed the Modern Slavery Act in 2015: to require big brands to explain what they are doing to tackle modern slavery in their supply chains. 

The trouble is: the British Government doesn’t keep a list of who is doing what. So if we want to find out whether brands in Britain are playing by the rules, the truth is: the Government won’t help us. 

But, together, we can make the Government take responsibility for enforcing its own law...

Sign the petition.

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