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25 March 2020

New Look halts all production in supply chain, while asking direct employees to voluntarily take unpaid leave to ease impact of COVID-19

Author: Isabella Fish, Drapers

"Exclusive: New Look halts all production", 23 March 2020...

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24 March 2020

Major apparel brands delay & cancel orders in response to pandemic, risking livelihoods of millions of garment workers in their supply chains

Major apparel brands and retailers are cancelling or postponing orders as the COVID-19 pandemic forces store closures in Europe and the United States, risking the livelihoods of millions of garment workers in their supply chains. As it is standard...

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19 November 2019

Myanmar: Apparel brands sign freedom of association agreement with suppliers

Author: IndustriALL

"Garment workers, suppliers and ACT brands agree on Freedom of Association Guideline", 15 November 2019...

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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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14 October 2019

UK: New Look explains why it is working with supplier it blacklisted in 2017 following exposé revealing unauthorised subcontracting & workers paid below minimum wage

Author: Tom Pegden, Leicester Mercury

"Why New Look is using Leicester supplier it dropped in 2017 following undercover Channel 4 exposé", 13 October 2019...

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13 June 2019

UK & global brand responses to 2019 living wage surveys

Author: Labour Behind the Label & Clean Clothes Campaign

Labour Behind the Label and Clean Clothes Campaign invited 32 brands to respond to their living wage survey, to update their study into brand progress towards payment of a living wage. The responses are attached. ...

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7 June 2019

Tailored Wages 2019: Surveys show major global clothing brands failing to deliver on living wage commitments to garment workers

In 2019, Clean Clothes Campaign released Tailored Wages 2019, a series of reports examining whether major European brands are meeting living wage commitments in their global supply chains, based on brand responses to surveys on the outcome of their wa...

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8 April 2019

Bangladesh: Brands respond to mass dismissals of garment workers following minimum wage protests

A widespread crackdown in Bangladesh has seen over 12,000 garment workers dismissed from factories following protests in December 2018 and January 2019 over minimum wage changes. The workers were dismissed despite assurances from the government and Ba...

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Company response
28 March 2019

New Look's response

Author: New Look

The respect of freedom of association is a key part of our ethical aims. We take issues of this nature seriously and we are continuing to monitor the situation closely through our suppliers on the ground. ...

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22 May 2018

UK: Labour exploitation widespread in Leicester garment factories supplying to high-street & online retailers, reports Financial Times

Author: Sarah O’Connor, Financial Times

"Dark factories: labour exploitation in Britain’s garment industry", 17 May 2018...

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