Clean Clothes Campaign

Activists Worldwide Protest Unsafe H&M Factories

On the day of H&M’s annual shareholder meeting, activists from cities worldwide poured into the streets to demand that the Swedish retailer live up to its promise to keep…

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Meet the Invisible Women Who Stitch Your Shoes

Photos by Heather Stilwell The phrase “sweatshop labor” conjures up images of factory settings in faraway lands with row upon row of machines operated by young women, all…

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Fire at H&M Factory in Bangladesh Reveals Industry Failings

Photo by Vytautas Kielaitis/Shutterstock At least four people were injured on Tuesday morning after a fire broke out at one of H&M’s supplier factories in the Gazipur…

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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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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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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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Benetton—Finally!—Agrees to Contribute to Rana Plaza Victims' Fund

Photo by 360b/Shutterstock Benetton is finally putting its money where its mouth is. Nearly two years after thousands of garment workers lost life and limb in the collapse of the Rana…

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"Made in Europe" Doesn't Mean Better Wages for Workers, Says Report

Photo by Shutterstock The belief that “made in Europe” equals “fairly made” is a myth that needs to be shattered, according to a report from the Clean Clothes…

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European Clothing Brands Have "Long Way to Go" Before Living Wages Become a Reality

Photo by Munir Uz Zaman for AFP A “living wage” may be a human right, yet when it comes to facilitating lives of dignity for the workers who produce their clothes, most of…

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Post-Rana Plaza, Bangladesh's Workers Are Still Economic Prisoners

Photo by Andrew Biraj for Reuters It is now six months since the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, where over 1100 people died, and the garment industry is still scrabbling to…

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Secret Sandblasting by Chinese Denim Factories Exact Deadly Toll

Many Western denim brands may have declared sandblasting verboten years ago, but the controversial—and often deadly—denim-distressing technique still occurs covertly behind locked…

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Your New T-Shirt Slogan: Spectrum & Ali & Tazreen & Rana

Photos by Dan Cutrona Can you stop fast fashion with a T-shirt? Probably not, but it’s a start. When Rana Plaza came tumbling down in Bangladesh in April, those of us in the…

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H&M, Zara Commit to Signing Bangladesh Fire and Safety Agreement

Photos by Farad Hossain for Associated Press Four of the world’s largest retailers have consented to a legally binding, first-of-its-kind contract that requires Western businesses…

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International Support for Improving Bangladesh Safety Surpasses 1 Million

Photos by Andrew Biraj for Reuters As the number of confirmed deaths from the deadly Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh pushes past 1,000, a more-heartening number is emerging.…

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Walmart Refuses to Compensate Bangladesh Fire Victims

Looks like there are limits to Walmart’s largesse. After announcing its $1.6 million contribution towards the establishment of an Environmental Health and Safety Academy in…

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H&M Conscious Leaves Workers "Unconscious" Says Sweatshop Group

H&M “Conscious”? More like “Unconscious,” according to a new spoof campaign designed to underscore the high incidence of “mass faintings” that…

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Bangladesh Garment-Factory Fire Claims 112 Lives Because of Safety Issues

At least 112 people were killed late Saturday when a fire tore through a multilevel garment factory outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, in the country’s worst-ever industrial blaze. In a…

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