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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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26 June 2017

Business human rights responsibility for refugees & migrant workers: Turning policies into practice in the Middle East

Author: Samentha Goethals, Joseph Bardwell, Mariam Bhacker, & Bahaa Ezzelarab, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre in Business & Human Rights Journal

...Our focus in this piece is to consider how companies have been implementing their human rights responsibility to address the risks and challenges faced by refugees and migrant workers in the Middle East, a region that is currently experiencing...

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24 April 2017

NGO coalition urges 72 clothing companies to commit to supply chain transparency pledge

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17 February 2016

River Island did not respond

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31 January 2016

Responses by garment brands to our questionnaire on the treatment of Syrian refugees in Turkish supplier factories

Briefing Note In the past several months, there have been reports of abuse and exploitation of Syrian refugees working in Turkish garment factories.  Allegations include discrimination, pitiful wages, child labour and sexual abuse. In December 2015, w...

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15 May 2013

Walmart refuses to join worker safety deal [Bangladesh]

Author: Simon Neville, Guardian [UK]

Walmart has confirmed it will not sign up to a legally binding agreement on worker safety and building regulations in Bangladesh…[T]he…retail giant has created its own agreement, which it claims goes beyond the current accord…The company…said the deal...

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1 November 2011

Has campaigning for an ethical fashion industry had any impact?

Author: Bryony Moore, Ethical Consumer

Campaigners have been battling for an ethical fashion industry ever since the first sweatshop scandals broke back in the 1990s.Even now, Ethical Consumer magazine's latest buyers' guide reveals that a sweat-free high street is still a long way off....

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25 February 2010

London Fashion Week retailers still exploiting workers, says charity

Author: Ekklesia

As London Fashion Week drew to a close yesterday…campaigners said that overseas garment workers are exploited to produce clothes for British high street stores. The anti-poverty charity, War on Want, has emphasised the message throughout the Week…...

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7 October 2009

High street retailers accused of exploiting workers in Asia

Author: Huma Qureshi & Rebecca Smithers, Guardian [UK]

...The report, “Let's Clean Up Fashion: the State of Pay Behind the UK High Street”, published by sweatshop campaigning group Labour Behind the Label, criticised UK retailers for having "no coherent strategy" to ensure hundreds of thousands of workers...

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7 October 2009

Labour Behind the Label report says high street retailers in UK failing to ensure living wage for workers in Asia

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