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16 November 2011

GAP, Walmart, C&A, H&M warn their Indian suppliers against textile mills that involve child & bonded-labour

Author: Economic Times [India]

An employment system for girls in Tamil Nadu is threatening to waylay the country's $11-billion garment export industry, with several international retailers distancing themselves from supply chains that involve the allegedly exploitative scheme...[M...

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5 May 2011

Captured by Cotton : Exploited Dalit girls produce garments in India for European and US markets [India]

Author: SOMO (Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations) and ICN (India Committee of the Netherlands)

Big garment brands and retailers have their products made under exploitative and unhealthy conditions by girls in Tamil Nadu, South India. The girls, mostly younger than 18 and from a Dalit background are employed under the Sumangali Scheme. In its...

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31 March 2010

Investigation: Scandal of danger chemical in baby bottles

Author: Martin Hickman, Independent (UK)

…BPA, a synthetically-produced hormonal substance which is added to plastics to make them tougher, is legal in Britain and most of the rest of the world, and Boots and Mothercare… have continued to sell off old stock containing the controversial...

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3 June 2009

Report on Menderes Tekstil factory & company responses

Author: Compiled by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In May 2009, Clean Clothes Campaign raised concerns about working conditions and anti-union activities at the Menderes Tekstil factory in Turkey, which produces bed linens for Carrefour, Horizonte, Ikea, Ibena, Kohl's, Mothercare, Otto, Target and Wal...

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3 June 2009

Response by Mothercare: Menderes Textil factory, Turkey: Clean Clothes Campaign raises concerns of anti-union activity, other labour abuses. Click here

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14 September 2007

Top fashion brands accused over failure to ensure living wage [UK]

Author: Karen McVeigh, Guardian [UK]

Some of the biggest fashion brands in the high street…are failing to accept the need for overseas garment workers to be paid a "living wage" by their suppliers…a report published [by War on Want and Labour Behind the Label] claims…Gap, New Look and...

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14 September 2007

[PDF] full report: "Let's Clean Up Fashion"

Author: Labour Behind the Label, War on Want

Last year, Labour Behind the Label and our partners interrogated the biggest fashion brands and retailers on the high street to find out what they were doing to improve wages for the workers in their supply chains… We have returned to each of the...

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3 September 2007

The sweatshop high street - more brands under fire [UK]

Author: Karen McVeigh, Guardian [UK]

[Primark and the Mothercare] launched inquiries last night into allegations that factory workers who make their clothes in India are being paid as little as 13p per hour for a 48-hour week…Gokaldas Export, which supplies brands including Marks &...

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1 September 2007

Let's clean up fashion - companies

Author: Compiled by Labour Behind the Label

[Company submissions to "Let's Clean Up Fashion 2007 Update": Arcadia, Asda, Debenhams, French Connection, Gap, H&M, Jigsaw [part of Robinson Webster Holdings], John Lewis, Laura Ashley, Levi Strauss, Madison Hosiery, Marks & Spencer, Matalan,...

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1 September 2007

UK: War on Want report says fashion retailers failing to ensure a living wage for workers in their supply chain

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