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16 January 2018

Bangladesh: Petition urges Abercrombie & Fitch, Mango & Topshop to sign on to 2018 Accord on Fire and Building Safety; incl. co responses

The Bangladesh Accord, created after the Rana Plaza disaster in April, 2013, is a legally binding agreement to improve workplace safety for garment workers in Bangladesh. Reports show that independent inspections, public disclosure, trade union...

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20 December 2017

Ukraine, Serbia & Hungary: Report by Clean Clothes Campaign details poverty wages & poor working conditions in garment factories producing for global brands; incl. co responses

The report "Europe's Sweatshops" published by Clean Clothes Campaign documents poverty wages and poor working conditions in the garment and shoe industry throughout Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. The report is presented together with new country...

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19 December 2017

Response by Arcadia

Author: Arcadia

Thank you for your email regarding manufacturing in Europe; we read the report with interest when it was published. Our sourcing from this area is very small and we currently don’t have any production taking place in Georgia, Hungary, Serbia or...

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26 June 2017

Business human rights responsibility for refugees & migrant workers: Turning policies into practice in the Middle East

Author: Samentha Goethals, Joseph Bardwell, Mariam Bhacker, & Bahaa Ezzelarab, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre in Business & Human Rights Journal

...Our focus in this piece is to consider how companies have been implementing their human rights responsibility to address the risks and challenges faced by refugees and migrant workers in the Middle East, a region that is currently experiencing...

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24 April 2017

NGO coalition urges 72 clothing companies to commit to supply chain transparency pledge

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8 January 2017

Bangladesh: Rights' groups urge brands to take action to free detained workers, companies respond

On December 11, 2016, workers at the Windy Apparel factory went on a strike following news of death of one of its employees after managers refused her repeated requests for time off. The factory supplies a number of well know high street brands...

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17 May 2016

Sri Lanka: Beyonce's Ivy Park line allegedly produced in sweatshop - includes response

British tabloid The Sun accused Ivy Park, Beyonce's activewear label of cheating its workers by paying them the equivalent of $6.17 a day, per WWD, and contrasted the wages to the cost of Ivy Park leggings, which can retail for up to $144. Ivy Park...

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17 May 2016

Beyonce's Ivy Park line allegedly produced in Sri Lankan sweatshop- includes response

Author: Yesha Callahan, The Root (USA)

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17 May 2016

Sri Lanka: Sweatshop ‘slaves’ earning just 44p an hour making ‘empowering’ Beyonce clobber

Author: James Mills, Sun

BEYONCE’S new high street sportswear range for Topshop is made using sweat shop labour earning just £4.30 a day...while Topshop claims it “empowers women through sport”...poverty-stricken seamstresses making some of the clothes in the MAS Holdings ...

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16 May 2016

Beyonce's Ivy Park clothing line denies sweatshop allegations

Author: Andrea Park, CBS News

Beyonce's activewear label, Ivy Park, is hitting back against rumors that its Sri Lanka factory is a sweatshop..."Ivy Park has a rigorous ethical trading program," a representative said in a statement. "We are proud of our sustained efforts in terms...

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