Worker Rights

At This Bangladesh Sweatshop, Children Make Our Clothing for Little to No Pay

Photos by Claudio Montesano Casillas for Fashion Revolution Claudio Montesano Casillas didn’t know what he was in for when he signed up for a tour of Old Dhaka in Bangladesh. It…

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REI Wants Its Employees to #OptOutside on Black Friday

Photo by Susan Montgomery/Shutterstock Looks like REI is choosing family over frenzy this Black Friday. Instead of herding lines of customers and hawking cut-price promotions, the…

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Everlane is Giving Its Black Friday Profits to Its Factory Workers

Everlane is starting a new Thanksgiving tradition. Instead of shuttering its virtual doors on Black Friday as it has in years past, the “radically transparent” online…

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Smartphone App Helps You Take the First Step Toward a Responsible Shoe Industry

With global concerns for ethical fashions after tragedies such as the collapse of the Rana Plaza sweatshop in 2013, the “Change Your Shoes” campaign hopes to shed light on another…

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Three Years Later, Victims of Bangladesh Factory Fire Still Await Walmart Compensation

Photo by Andrew Biraj for Reuters In November 2012, five months before Rana Plaza became a rallying cry for garment workers’ rights in Bangladesh, Tazreen Fashions was the site of…

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Walmart Removes "Made in U.S.A." Logos From Website

Photo by chrisdorney/Shutterstock An investigation by the Federal Trade Commission has forced mega-discount retailer Walmart to remove “Made in the USA” labels from its webstore.…

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Help Fund Sequel to Norwegian "Sweatshop: Dead Cheap Fashion" Reality Show

More than a year after their online reality series became a viral phenomenon, Norwegian fashionistas Frida Ottesen and Anniken Jørgensen are ready to head back to Cambodia—this time,…

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10 Ways H&M Is Spinning the Facts on Worker Safety in Bangladesh

Photo by pio3/Shutterstock 1. “[W]e are only producing in factories that meet the accord requirements for operation and we have taken the required measurements.” Meeting the accord…

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Cotton Slavery in Uzbekistan, Explained in Two Minutes

Last week in Uzbekistan, hundreds of thousands of people, including children, were forced from their jobs and schools and into the cotton fields, where they’ll spend the next few…

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H&M "Dramatically" Lagging Behind in Bangladesh Fire, Safety Repairs

Photo by Toni Genes/Shutterstock Two years after the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of apparel manufacturing, H&M is “dramatically” lagging behind on…

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Mulberry Slammed for Alleged Worker Abuse at Turkish Factory

Turkish workers and their allies are launching a series of protests against Mulberry after the British bag-maker allegedly failed to protect the rights of the staff at SF Leather,a…

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Bangladesh Court Delays Release of Rana Plaza Film for "Negative Portrayal" of Garment Industry

Photos by A.M. Ahad for Associated Press A new movie about Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza tragedy of 2013 is banned in the country for at least six months. Aptly entitled “Rana Plaza,”…

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Nearly Half a Million Children Toil in India's Cottonseed Fields

A new report by the Stop Child Labour Coalition and the India Committee of the Netherlands has revealed that 60 percent of cotton seed farm laborers in India are children. Appropriately…

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Can a New Label Help Eradicate Child Labor in the Garment Industry?

Of all the social indignities the garment industry promotes, child labor ranks among the worst. It’s galling in its pervasiveness, from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where…

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Walmart's Website Chock-Full of Deceptive "Made in U.S.A." Claims

Photo by Gil C/Shutterstock Walmart has pledged billions of dollars in support of American manufacturing, yet it’s hawking foreign-produced products as U.S.A.-made, according to…

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Rana Plaza Victim Compensation Fund Finally Meets $30 Million Target

Photos by Zakir Hossain Chowdhury for Zuma Press/Corbis The Clean Clothes Campaign is celebrating this week as its quest to raise funds for victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in…

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Watch the Trailer for "The True Cost," a Film About Fashion's Dark Side

Think of The True Cost as the auteur equivalent of the glitter bomb. Set to launch simultaneously across multiple platforms on May 29, the Kickstarter-funded documentary is a bold and…

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These "High Fashion" Ads Contain a Grim Message About Child Labor

HIDDEN MESSAGE On Facebook, the São Paulo agency says the project’s intent isn’t to criticize the fashion industry, but to “draw the attention of the people for a…

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