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1 July 2009

Richer Bosses, Poorer Workers: Bangalore's Garment Industry [India]

Author: Cividep-India & SOMO

This study...focuses on working conditions and corporate social responsibility in the Bangalore garment industry...data were collected from eighty garment workers in three industrial areas of Bangalore...This study contains the profiles of factories...

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15 October 2007

Third death in a year at Indian factory that supplies Gap

Author: Karen McVeigh, Guardian [UK]

The clothing giant Gap has ordered one of its overseas suppliers to overhaul its practices after a garment worker in Bangalore, India, collapsed and later died outside the same factory where a young pregnant worker lost her newborn baby six months ago....

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3 September 2007

The sweatshop high street - more brands under fire [UK]

Author: Karen McVeigh, Guardian [UK]

[Primark and the Mothercare] launched inquiries last night into allegations that factory workers who make their clothes in India are being paid as little as 13p per hour for a 48-hour week…Gokaldas Export, which supplies brands including Marks &...

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31 July 2007

Sweatshop blues for apparel exports [India]

Author: Boby Kurian & Arun Iyer, Economic Times [India]

...Influential global NGOs and trade unions are now attacking India’s apparel export industry...Global biggies like Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s, Ann Taylor and Mexx have snapped sourcing ties with Bangalore-based Fibres & Fabrics International (FFI)...

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