According to Swiss NGO Public Eye, Zara earns more than twice as much per sweater than all of the people responsible for the production of the garment receive in total. Action group Clean Clothes Campaign argues in favour of raising the wages of textile workers to a 'liveable' level.
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Six years after the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh, working conditions for textile workers are still sub-par, the university of Sheffield concludes in a new report. Some major chains perform way better than others.
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The Clean Clothes Campaign has lost a remarkable vote at the shareholder meeting of apparel chain H&M. The idea was for shareholders to contribute to the payment of living wages for textile workers.
Zeeman is taking steps to counter the myth that there is always something fishy about very cheap clothing. The Dutch discounter will be putting the cards on the table from now on.
No need to go to Bangladesh to find harrowing working conditions and poor wages: the Clean Clothes Campaign reports that even within the European Union, in Bulgaria, seamstresses work for H&M for 98 euro a month.
Following the example of a number of other fashion companies, Irish fashion chain Primark has released its list of manufacturers and suppliers: it contains more than 900 factories across 31 countries.
After a visit to a Cambodian textile factory, a coordinator for the Schone Kleren Campagne (Clean Clothes Campaign) stated that the textile industry still has plenty of sustainability and transparency issues.