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[PDF] full report: "Let's Clean Up Fashion"
Author: Labour Behind the Label, War on Want, Published on: 14 September 2007
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 companies profiled, one year later, giving them the chance to update us on the progress they had made…For detailed company responses...please contact Labour Behind the Label: email [email protected] or visit www.cleanupfashion.co.uk...In this update, we focus on living wages…Time and time again we see that poverty wages, long working hours and bad working conditions are the rule, not the exception, no matter which high street retailers we buy from... The worst offenders: Bhs [part of Arcadia], Diesel, House of Fraser, Kookaï [part of Vivarte Group], Matalan, MK One, Moss Bros, Mothercare, Peacocks/Bon Marche [part of Peacock Group], River Island, Rohan Designs, Ted Baker… Nothing to show: French Connection, Laura Ashley, Mosaic Fashions… The new starters: Arcadia, Jigsaw [part of Robinson Webster Holdings], Primark… Disappointingly slow: Debenhams, Asda [part of Wal-Mart], H&M, John Lewis, Levi’s, M&S, Monsoon, Pentland, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, TJ Maxx [part of TJX], Zara [part of Inditex]… Going up a gear?: Gap, New Look, Next...
Related companies: Arcadia Group ASDA (part of Walmart) Associated British Foods BHS Bonmarché (part of Sun Capital Partners) Debenhams Diesel French Connection Gap H&M House of Fraser Inditex Jigsaw (part of Robinson Webster Holdings) John Lewis (part of John Lewis Partnership) Laura Ashley Levi Strauss Matalan MK One (part of Baugur) Monsoon Accessorize Mosaic Fashions Moss Bros Mothercare New Look Next Peacocks (part of EWM Group) Pentland Group Primark (part of Associated British Foods) River Island (part of Lewis Trust) Robinson Webster Rohan Sainsbury's Ted Baker Tesco TJX Walmart Zara (part of Inditex)