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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Alibaba is the new strategic partner of Trendyol, one of the best-known e-commerce companies in Turkey. With this partnership, the Chinese retailgroup strengthens its presence in Europe.
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Dutch fashion chain C&A has announced to cease all of its Turkish activities. The chain's 24 Turkish stores will be shut down or sold to a Turkish competitor.
British Tesco signed a deal with Migros Ticaret, selling its 95.5 % stake in the Kipa chain. It will only get 30 million pounds (38 million euro) for the transaction however.
Thanks to hidden camera footage, American television station CBS has managed to reveal how textile companies in the Turkish capital of Istanbul use child labour. Apparently, these are mostly Syrian refugees.
The Hamm Reno Group, one of Germany and Europe's largest shoe groups, has been sold to a group of investors. Capiton, backed by Turkish Ziylan Group, will obtain the majority of shares.