Cambodia

Watch "Living Wage Now," a Documentary About the Struggles of Asian Garment Workers

You won’t find any easy answers in Living Wage Now. Indeed it’s the issues it poses that makes the 32-minute documentary essential viewing. Produced by the Asia Floor Wage…

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Dutch Government Seeks to Improve Garment Industry Conditions

Photos by EU2016NL The Dutch government, along with a coalition of trade unions, non-governmental organizations, and industry groups, has pledged to address the myriad social and…

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Top 7 Popular Eco-Fashion Stories of 2015 (Vote for Your Fave)

Take a ride on the Wayback Machine with the most popular stories of 2014

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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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Cambodia Fails to Protect Garment Workers, Says Human Rights Watch

Cambodia’s garment industry is under renewed scrutiny after Human Rights Watch accused the local government of failing to protect its workers from myriad labor-rights abuses. In a…

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Are Cambodia's Sex Workers Being Forced Into the Garment Trade?

Is Cambodia’s aggressive anti-trafficking campaign forcing sex workers into an even worse trade? A video exposé from Vice News claims that Cambodian authorities are…

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Cambodia's Tonlé Makes Clothing That's Fair Trade, Zero Waste

Cambodia-based eco-fashion brand Tonlé are all about zero-waste production. They are currently the largest ethical apparel brand in the country, offering fair wages and a secure…

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H&M, Primark, Zara Agree to Raise Minimum Wage in Cambodia

After thousands of garment workers rallied across Phnom Penh last week to renew demands for higher wages, eight of the world’s leading fashion retailers said they are willing to…

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Cambodian Garment Workers Are Working Themselves to Death

Photo by Luc Forsyth for IndustriAll Global Union Cambodia’s garment workers are working themselves to death—literally, according to IndustriAll Global Union, a labor-rights…

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Violence Erupts in Cambodia After Labor Disputes Take Deadly Turn

Photo by Heng Smith for the Associated Press At least four people were killed outside Phnom Penh on Friday after police fired on protestors demanding higher wages for Cambodia’s…

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H&M Pledges Living Wages for Garment Workers in Bangladesh, Cambodia

BETTER LIVING Helena Helmersson, global head of sustainability at H&M, unveiled the roadmap at the inaugural “Living Wage in International Supply Chains” conference in…

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Lotus Wonders Makes iPad Cases That Empower Women in Cambodia

The team ensures that the women who make the items are paid “above fair wages”. On top of this, a “Wonder Fund” contributes an additional 20% of earnings to the community in…

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Muji Bankrolls Eco-Friendly Dyeing Plant in Cambodia

Muji has announced the development of an eco-friendly natural-dye plant in Cambodia as part of its commitment to the Business Call to Action, a global initiative to “accelerate…

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MCMC's Brooklyn-Crafted Fragrances Benefit Volunteer Groups in Need

Although the inspiration for her scents comes from all over Anne’s life, she is especially inspired by volunteer experiences.   Anne explains that “this drive led me to create…

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Ceiling Collapse at Cambodia Shoe Factory Kills 2, Injures 9

Photos by Heng Sinith for Associated Press The ceiling of a small shoe factory outside the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh collapsed early Thursday, killing at least two workers and…

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Lotus Fabric: A Natural, Waste-Free Alternative to Waterproof Synthetics

Photo by Samatoa LOTUS FABRIC \lōtəs ˈfabrik\ n 1 a: Hand-woven Cambodian/Burmese textile derived from the discarded stems of the lotus plant (Nelumbo nucifera), an aquatic…

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Saught Upcycles Cambodian Landmines Into Hauntingly Beautiful Jewelry

It is an incredible paradox of human nature that the same hands capable of creating weapons are also able to craft them into symbols of peace and healing.  Jewelry company Saught works…

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H&M's Cambodian "Poverty Pay" Scandal Exposed on Swedish TV

H&M has come under fire after a Swedish broadcast claims the high-street retailer isn’t doing enough to prevent sweatshop-like conditions at a subcontractor’s factory…

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