Producer responsibility is increasingly being used to deal with the environmental costs of production. It can also be used to deal with social issues.
Our new research sets out six ways to cut a more gender-just and sustainable fashion sector.
United Workers Union
How could a company highly regarded for its commitment to sustainability do so badly on the industrial relations front, pushing staff to strike for almost a fortnight?
Export garment manufacturing workers display some of the clothes they produce during a Labour Day parade in the capital Nairobi.
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The US-Africa trade pact has had a significant impact on stimulating export trade – but African countries have not realised its full potential.
A ThredUp sorting facility in Phoenix.
Fast fashion is far from green. But the rapid expansion of online clothing resale platforms could help shrink the garment industry’s negative impact on the environment.
Coronavirus has revealed the extreme plight of Bangladeshi factory workers.
Coronavirus has shifted the mood in society, and the fashion industry should strike while the iron is hot.
Consumers should ask: “who made my clothes” so that they remember the modern slavery conditions imposed on many garment workers.
Fashion Revolution week puts a spotlight on the modern slavery conditions of the fashion industry and encourages fashion consumers to ask, “who made my clothes.”
Twenty-nine-year-old Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman to be elected to Congress, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Striking 20th-century garment workers wore their best dresses and hats to send a message that they had the right to be taken seriously and have their voices heard.
Forida, who earns about 35 cents (AUD) an hour as a garment worker, subsists on watery rice when her family’s money runs out so her son may eat better.
We wear the evidence of extreme inequality – clothing made by workers in Bangladesh for 35 cents an hour. But we know how to reduce inequality – we just have to do it.
Family day care workers provide this essential service from their homes, but being classed as independent contractors means they lack many employment protections.
Family day care workers have much in common with home-based workers in the garment industry. But the latter are classed as employees, resulting in better representation and protected work conditions.
Businesses can play a major role in either facilitating modern slavery or eradicating it.
A farmer harvests cotton in Maharashtra, India.
Adding 20 cents to the price of a T-shirt in Australia would be enough to lift all Indian workers in the garment supply chain out of poverty.
Removing bodies from the Tazreen factory in 2012.
Factories that produce fast fashion garments are still highly dangerous workplaces – and not just because they might collapse.
Four years after the Rana Plaza tragedy and there are still reports of worker exploitation in the garment industry.
While the fashion industry may want to address worker exploitation in their supply chains, it would open them up to tremendous legal liability. This needs to change.
Lamia Begum cries holding on to a barbwire fence in front of Rana Plaza building. The collapse killed 1,131 workers and nearly 2,500 were rescued.
The Rana Plaza anniversary is a reminder of the transparency lacking in the garment supply chain for the clothes we wear.
A woman holds a picture of her relative missing in the Rana Plaza collapse.
The horrific collapse of a factory in Bangladesh that killed hundreds sent American scrambling for ways to ensure this doesn’t happen again. A professor explains why boycotts are not the answer.
Voluntary Corporate Social Responsibility - because retailers care.
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After years of campaigning and lobbying, several evidence reviews, a draft government Bill (last September), and pre-legislative scrutiny from a joint select committee of peers and MPs, the UK government…