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New report to mark International Migrant Day
by Mirjam van Heugten published 18-12-2014 last modified 18-12-2014 11:47 — filed under: , , ,
To mark the United Nation’s International Migrant Day, Clean Clothes Campaign released a new report in conjunction with the MAP Foundation outlining the gross violations of labour rights among migrant workers in the Thai apparel industry.
Located in News / / 12 / 18
New report: false promises and restriction of movement in production for Western garment brands
by Christie Miedema published 26-01-2018 last modified 26-01-2018 11:40 — filed under: ,
Female migrants employed in India’s garment factories supplying to big international brands like Benetton, C&A, GAP, H&M, Levi’s, M&S and PVH, are subject to conditions of modern slavery. In Bangalore, India’s biggest garment producing hub, young women are recruited with false promises about wages and benefits, they work in garment factories under high-pressure for low wages. Their living conditions in hostels are poor and their freedom of movement is severely restricted. Claiming to be eighteen at least, many workers look much younger.
Located in News / / 01 / 26
Nordic fashion brands need to tackle abuse of Syrian refugees in Turkish garment factories
by Christie Miedema published 18-01-2017 last modified 18-01-2017 09:00 — filed under: , , ,
Thousands of Syrian refugees work long hours in Turkey’s apparel factories in unhealthy conditions with salaries below the minimum wage. Despite Turkey being an important sourcing market for the Nordic brands H&M, KappAhl, Lindex, Gina Tricot and Varner (BikBok, Cubus, Carlings et al), the companies are not doing enough to prevent discrimination of Syrians in their supply chains, according to a report by Fair Action and Future in our hands.
Located in News / / 01 / 18