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26 April 2006

[PDF] UK retailers, Cambodian sweatshops & the audit industry [scroll to pg. 4]

Author: Richard Welford, CSRAsia

Serious allegations about the treatment of workers at a clothing supplier to many of Britain's leading high street names have come to light...Retailers including Next, Debenhams, BHS, Wallis (part of Arcadia) and Dorothy Perkins (part of Arcadia) are...

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23 April 2006

Exposed: life at factory [Cambodia] that supplies our fashion stores [UK]

Author: Nick Mathiason, John Aglionby, Observer [UK]

Serious allegations about the treatment of workers at a clothing supplier to many of Britain's leading high street names have come to light...Retailers including Next, Debenhams and brands owned by Philip Green [CEO of Arcadia] including BHS, Wallis...

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23 April 2006

The true cost of cheap clothing

Author: Nick Mathiason, John Aglionby, Observer [UK]

The Taiwanese-owned business [Fortune Garment and Woollen Knitting Factory] sells garments to some of Britain's biggest retailers - among them, household names such as Next, Debenhams and BHS, headed by Philip Green...Almost all the 30 workers...

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1 September 2005

full report: "Changing Over Time: Tackling supply chain labour issues through business practice"

Author: Rosey Hurst, Hilary Murdoch & Daniella Gould, Impactt Limited

The seemingly intractable problem of long overtime hours in China had been the subject of discreet discussions among a number of retailers for a long time. In response, Impactt suggested convening a group to work together towards a shared solution......

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1 September 2005

Supply chain labour issues in China: ASrIA report on Impactt's "Overtime Project" examines risks & opportunities for investors

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1 September 2005

[PDF] An SRI Perspective on The Impactt Overtime Project - Tackling Supply Chain Labour Issues Through Business Practice

Author: ASrIA

The Overtime Project worked with 11 purchasing companies [Debenhams, Hennes & Mauritz, Kingfisher, New Look, Pentland/Ellesse, Sainsburys, Body Shop, Ikea, Lambert Howarth, Marks & Spencer, Next] and with local partners over a period of 3...

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1 January 2005

The Asian Tsunami: three weeks on

Author: Oxfam

Transnational clothing companies, such as Wal-Mart, Next, and NIKE, source goods from Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Some might have been considering shifting their production from tsunami-affected countries to their cheaper competitors, such as China. Any...

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6 November 2004

Ethical guide shows how to shop with a clear conscience [UK]

Author: Maxine Frith, Independent [UK]

The Rough Guide to Ethical Shopping names and shames the worst offenders and recommends the best places to spend with an easy conscience. [includes reference to Nike; Gap; French Connection; Top Shop and Bhs (owned by Arcadia); Next; Ted Baker;...

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16 September 2004

[PDF] Conditions of Women Workers in Special Economic Zones and Labour Standards in Supplier Factories of German Garment Retailer Companies and Brands in China

Author: Hong Kong Christian Industrial Committee

The research...is aimed at giving a sketch of the workers’ perspective of their working conditions. What is emphasized here, aside from the factual working conditions of the migrant workers in these foreign invested supplier factories, is how the...

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