[PDF] Let's Clean up Fashion 2009: The state of pay behind the UK high street

Author: Labour Behind the Label, Published on: 7 October 2009

...Since 2006, when ...first Clean Up Fashion Report was produced, the world has changed... In the last four years many of the biggest brands and retailers on the UK high street have publicly accepted that garment workers’ wages need to increase... However, few of the projects and plans developed in corporate offices in Europe or North America have had a tangible impact on the wages and lives of the men and women producing our clothes...[Ranking:] Nothing to say: Alexon, BHS, Ethel Austin, House of Fraser, Peacock Group…No Work to Speak Of: Asda/George, Clarks, Debenhams, French Connection, John Lewis, Laura Ashley, Levi Strauss & Co, Matalan, River Island, Sainsbury’s…One Cheer: Mention of work on living wages, but unconvincing so far: Arcadia Group, Aurora Fashions, Burberry, Tesco…Two Cheers: Work to increase wages, but not enough yet: Gap, Marks & Spencer, (M&S), Monsoon Accessorize, New Look, Next, Primark…The profiles in this report are based on information supplied to LBL by the companies themselves…Copies of the submissions and, where relevant, responses are available on our website or from the LBL office.

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Related companies: Alexon ASDA (part of Walmart) BHS Bonmarché (part of Sun Capital Partners) Burberry Clarks Debenhams Ethel Austin French Connection Gap House of Fraser John Lewis (part of John Lewis Partnership) Laura Ashley Levi Strauss Marks & Spencer Matalan Monsoon Accessorize New Look Next Peacocks (part of EWM Group) Primark (part of Associated British Foods) River Island (part of Lewis Trust) Sainsbury's Tesco Topshop (part of Arcadia)