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Ukraine, Serbia & Hungary: Report by Clean Clothes Campaign details poverty wages & poor working conditions in garment factories producing for global brands; incl. co responses

The report "Europe's Sweatshops" published by Clean Clothes Campaign documents poverty wages and poor working conditions in the garment and shoe industry throughout Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. The report is presented together with new country research into the situation of workers in Ukraine, Serbia and Hungary. The factories featured in the report produce for many global brands, upon whom Clean Clothes Campaign is calling to start paying a living wage and to work with suppliers to improve working conditions.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the 53 brands named as sourcing from the countries featured in the report to comment, of which 19 responded: Arcadia, Armani, Burberry, Decathlon, Gucci, H&M, Marks&Spencer, Peter Hahn, PVH, s.Oliver, Schoeffel, Tesco, Versace, Esprit, Asos, Adidas, Hugo Boss, Inditex, C&A.

The following companies did not respond to our invitation to comment: Aster Textile, Bäumler, Benetton, Calzedonia, Dolce&Gabbana, Ermenegildo Zegna, Falc, Falcotto, Falke, Fori Textile, Geox, Golden Lady Company, Kirsten, Liz Claiborne, LVMH, Mango, Mart Visser, Max Mara Fashion Group, Mexx, Naturino, Next, Oui Gruppe, Peek&Cloppenburg, Pompea, Prada, Saint James, Schiesser, Stella McCartney, Steps, Strenesse, Triumph, Vero Moda, Wagner, Walbusch. 

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Company non-response
19 December 2017

Vero Moda did not respond

Company non-response
19 December 2017

Wagner did not respond

  • This is a non response from the following companies: PWT
Company non-response
19 December 2017

Walbusch did not respond

  • This is a non response from the following companies: Walbusch