Labour Behind the Label

Those Pricey "Made in Italy" Shoes Could Have Come From a Sweatshop

Think that “made in Europe” corresponds with fair labor? You couldn’t be more mistaken. Slapdash working conditions and poverty wages are as endemic to the continent…

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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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H&M, M&S Not Fulfilling "Living Wage" Promises, Says New Report

H&M and Marks & Spencer can ballyhoo their stances on ethical sourcing all they want, but not everyone is buying it. Among the skeptics? Labour Behind the Label, a…

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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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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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Has the Rana Plaza Disaster Really Changed the Garment Industry?

On second anniversary of the collapse of Rana Plaza, a disaster that killed 1,138 garment workers and injured thousands more in Bangladesh, one question appears to be on the mind of…

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Raise Money for Garment Workers' Rights With a "Six Items" Fashion Fast

Illustrations by Shutterstock How many items of clothing do you have in your closet and how much of your closet do you actually wear? Labour Behind the Label wants you to think long and…

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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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Boycotting Brands Linked to Bangaldesh Building Collapse Not the Answer

Photo by Steve Parsons for PA Wire The recent events in Bangladesh have filled the media with horrific pictures of human tragedy: mothers mourning their lost children, rescue workers…

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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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Take a Stand Against Sweatshop Labor, Give Up Fast Fashion for Lent

When Lent rolls around on Wednesday, a group of self-described fashion addicts across the United Kingdom will be forgoing the standard vices (meat, cigarettes, coffee, chocolate) for a…

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