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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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1 October 2019

India: Next, Varner & Shop Direct collaborate on project to improve conditions in fabric mills, engaging over 9,000 female workers

Author: Beth Wright, just-style

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20 September 2019

Commentary: Recognising corporate watchdogs as an integral part of ethical outsourcing could help improve current auditing system

Author: Peter Bengtsen, Le Monde diplomatique

"Mica mining, why watchdogs count", April 2019...

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26 August 2019

Fashion brands investigating situation in Myanmar following UN report exposing military business ties

Author: Shaun Turton, Nikkei Asian Review

Supplier lists disclosed by clothing companies and reviewed by the Nikkei Asian Review revealed several well-known brands sourcing from factories inside two industrial zones that, according to the U.N, are owned by military conglomerate Myanmar...

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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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15 April 2019

Australia: Ethical Fashion Report grades 130 companies based on efforts to mitigate forced labour, child labour & exploitation in supply chains

Baptist World Aid Australia has released its 2019 Ethical Fashion Report, which sheds light on what the industry and individual companies are doing to address forced labour, child labour and exploitation....

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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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4 April 2019

Next's response

Author: Next

We have established that NEXT is engaged with all the factories you have advised, except Metro Garments....

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  • This is a response from the following companies: Next